Drivers in Louisiana could soon be able to obtain electronic copies of their licenses. The state House Transportation Committee has approved a bill that proposes the introduction of digital driver's licenses, allowing motorists to access them through their smartphones. Now, the bill will go to the state Senate, and if it passes, it will make Louisiana the first state to issue digital licenses.
Under the provisions of the bill, the state Office of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to issue electronic driver's licenses, which drivers would be able to access and display to law enforcement through a smartphone app that the OMV would select. The electronic license would only be used for driving, and motorists would probably have to pay a $3-$5 fee to download it.