Mobile credential

The House Roads & Transportation Committee heard SB 182, sponsored by Rep. Morris, providing that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) may develop a system to issue a mobile credential. The bill provides that the BMV may issue, upon request of an applicant, a mobile credential when the applicant satisfies the requirements for application for an identification card or various licenses and permits. It also gives the BMV with rulemaking authority to implement the mobile credential system.

The bill was amended by consent to add a provision about towing abandoned vehicles on public property. The chair proposed an amendment that requires a certified amended birth certificate for an applicant to change the gender marker on a driver’s license. Members of the committee expressed concern that this increases the burden for changing the gender marker on a driver’s license. The amendment passed 9-4. The amended bill passed 10-3.

Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/182