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SB-1407 Driver’s licenses: photographs.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/16/2018 12:43 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1407


Introduced by Senator Newman

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 12811.3 to the Vehicle Code, relating to driver’s licenses.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1407, as amended, Newman. Driver’s licenses: photographs.
Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a driver’s license to an applicant when the department determines that the applicant is lawfully entitled to a license. Existing law specifies the required contents of a driver’s license, including a fullface engraved picture or photograph of the licensee.
This bill would require the department, for purposes of the engraved picture or photograph, to allow a licensee to request that more than one photograph one, but not more than 3, photographs be taken onsite at the department field office and select which photograph shall be used on his or her license. The bill would also require the department to establish guidelines for licensees to have the photographs taken at an offsite location location, through a private vendor who meets requirements established by the department, and to supply the selected photograph to the department for placement on his or her driver’s license. The bill would require the department to establish a fee for each additional photograph requested, as specified, and would require the department to deposit the revenue derived from the additional fees into the Driver Education and Training Fund, which the bill would create. Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation Fund. Moneys in the fund deposited into that account pursuant to the bill would be used by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to develop and provide support driver education and training programs. The bill would require the department to adopt regulations to implement its provisions by _____.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12811.3 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

12811.3.
 (a) For purposes of the engraved picture or photograph of a licensee as required by Section 12811, the department shall do both of the following:
(1) Allow the licensee to request that more than one photograph one, but not more than three, photographs be taken onsite at the department field office and select which photograph shall be used on his or her license. The department shall establish a fee, not to exceed ____ dollars ($____), for each additional photograph requested.
(2) Establish guidelines for licensees to have photographs taken at an offsite location location, through a private vendor who meets requirements established by the department, and to supply the selected photograph to the department for placement on his or her driver’s license. The guidelines shall specify the required format and size for a photograph provided to the department pursuant to this subdivision and otherwise shall be consistent with the department’s guidelines for photographs taken onsite.
(b) After deducting its administrative costs, the department shall deposit all revenue derived from the additional fees generated by this section into the Driver Education and Training Fund, which is hereby established in the State Treasury. Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation Fund. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in the fund deposited into that account pursuant to this section shall be used by the department to develop and provide support driver education and training programs.
(c) The department shall adopt regulations to implement this section by ______.