HOUSE BILL NO. 5471

October 21, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Anthony, Aiyash, Breen, Huizenga, Cavanagh, Hood, Tyrone Carter, Ellison, Bolden, Green, Scott, Young, Puri and Camilleri and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

A bill to amend 1972 PA 222, entitled

"An act to provide for an official personal identification card; to provide for its form, issuance and use; to regulate the use and disclosure of information obtained from the card; to prescribe the powers and duties of the secretary of state; to prescribe fees; to prescribe certain penalties for violations; and to provide an appropriation for certain purposes,"

(MCL 28.291 to 28.300) by adding section 1b.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1b. (1) The secretary of state shall make the official state personal identification card issued under this act available in a digital format.

(2) The secretary of state may enter into a contract with a vendor in order to make digitized official state personal identification cards issued pursuant to this section available in this state.

(3) A digitized official state personal identification card issued pursuant to this section must contain all of the following:

(a) Information appearing in electronic or machine-readable codes needed to conduct a transaction with the secretary of state.

(b) A QR code that allows the digitized official state personal identification card to be scanned and read.

(c) Information described in section 2(1)(a) and (b) except for the individual's digital photographic image and signature or verification and certification, state of issuance, and other information necessary for use with electronic devices, machine readers, or automatic teller machines and must not contain the individual's driving record or other personal identifier. The digitized official state personal identification card must identify the encoded information.

(4) A digitized official state personal identification card may contain an identifier for voter registration purposes.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) "QR code" means a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares used for storing information for reading by the camera on a smart cellular telephone or other handheld technology.

(b) "Smart cellular telephone" or "other handheld technology" means a cellular telephone or a similar handheld machine that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications.