Bill Would Allow Verification of Drivers' Licenses

Bill Would Allow Verification of Drivers' Licenses

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A bill that would enable companies to verify a driver's license by checking the state database has been reported out of committee and sent to the Utah Senate Floor.

Senate Bill 7 would combat fraud and the illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco, said its sponsor, Sen. Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville.

Insure-rite, the private company that runs Utah's uninsured motorist database, plans to create a secure Web site to which companies could buy access.

Those companies would type in certain information from a driver's license. They would then know instantaneously if they were holding a legitimate license or a fake, said Bart Blackstock, executive vice president of Insure-rite.

Waddoups said the bill does not violate the driver's privacy because the customer would volunteer the information to be checked.

The bill was reported out of committee on Friday.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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