The driver’s license of tomorrow?

Sen. Fillmore on the Senate floor.

Sen. Fillmore on the Senate floor.

SB 100, sponsored by Senator Lincoln Fillmore, seeks to provide an avenue for Utah to begin issuing electronic driver’s licenses.

The bill directs the Driver’s License Division to begin market research on the funding and processes required to implement such a program. If Utah were to offer an opt-in electronic driver’s license, we would be only the second state, Louisiana being the other, in the nation to offer such an option.

With a world revolving more and more around technology and digital payment options replacing the traditional paper and plastic currencies, Fillmore believes it only makes sense to do the same for driver’s licenses. For now, a physical license would still be required by federal agencies; when getting on a plane, for example.

The bill passed its 2nd reading on the Senate floor Feb. 11 and was placed on the calendar for a 3rd reading. You can track the bill here.

Cameron Gifford