State of digital ID in Vermont
Vermont is working toward implementing mobile driver’s licenses for its residents. S.99 includes measures to modernize the DMV. One of the measures included on this bill includes permitting digital IDs on residents’ phones. While these electronic licenses would aid in efficiency and convenience, they would not totally take the place of physical driver’s licenses and IDs. Vermont DMV commissioner Wanda Minoli explained that “the electronic credentials would be accessed through an app and could be used in many of the same cases as a physical ID.” Another DMV commissioner named Michael Smith mentioned that the app used for Vermont mobile IDs would allow for more privacy: residents would be able to choose which details to share with others.
As of May 2023, there are no recent updates regarding the integration of Vermont mobile IDs. The bill is still being debated in the House of Representatives and Senate, but there is definite hope for the bill to be passed into law. Stay up to date with mobile driver’s licenses on IDScan.net.