Proposed bill would allow California drivers to choose driver's license photo

A propose bill making its way through California legislature would allow drivers to have the final say on their driver’s license photo.

If SB 1407 passes, a licensee could choose from three photographs taken on-site at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, drivers could have their photograph taken at an offsite location through a private vendor. The vendor must meet DMV requirements. 

But there's a cost. The department would be required to establish a fee for each additional photographed requested. Money collected would be placed in the Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation Fund. That money would be used to support driver education and training programs. 

On Tuesday the bill passed through the State Transportation Committee. It's since been referred to the Committee on Appropriations.