Introduced by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R) on October 8, 2019
To authorize the use by stores, bars and restaurants of a “secure identity verification device” to determine whether a person is old enough to buy alcohol. The methods could include the following, as described by the Senate Fiscal Agency: An electronic biometric scan referenced against certain photo identification cards; a photo identification previously verified by an electronic authentication process; a commercially available knowledge-based electronic authentication process; and an authenticated picture identification “securely linked to biometrics contemporaneously collected from the individual”. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 8, 2019
Reported in the Senate on October 16, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.