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2019 Senate Bill 543: Authorize “secure identity verification device” to verify alcohol buyer’s age
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.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on December 4, 2019
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2019
Received in the Senate on December 4, 2019
Received in the House on December 4, 2019
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on December 4, 2019
Reported in the House on January 21, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on January 21, 2020

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