New Mexico introduces digital ID legislation

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New Mexico digital ID

State of digital ID in New Mexico

Status: Legislation under consideration

With the encouragement of the state DMV, New Mexico has introduced Senate Bill 88, introduced by Senator Bobby J. Gonzales, which would allow the state to issue an electronic identity credential.

“We’re really excited about the prospect of being able to offer customers a new, convenient and secure means of identification,” Taxation and Revenue Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke said in a press release.

They acknowledge that law enforcement agencies are not yet set up to accept digital credentials and New Mexico residents would still need to cary a physical card when driving.

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