California bill could allow DMV photo do-overs — for a price

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:40:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Do you hate your DMV photo? Wouldn't it be nice to have another quickly taken?

This could be the reality under AB 2045, a new California bill proposed this week by Republican Assemblyman Phillip Chen, of Diamond Bar, Calif. If passed into law, the bill would allow a licensee to request up to three extra photos be taken for up to $5 each.

That revenue would then be deposited into the state's transportation fund to support driver education and training programs.

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If passed, the bill would go into effect Jan. 1, 2022. The bill is set to be heard in committee this March.

AB 2045 is the latest attempt in recent years to harness a potential profit off of driver license photos. In 2018, SB 1407 was proposed to allow drivers to take up to three photos and then choose their favorite for a small fee. But that bill died in the legislature that year.