Gov. Brad Henry signed legislation making it mandatory that all
drivers, including CDL holders, to undergo digital fingerprinting
when renewing or applying for a license.
legislation is effective July 1. The intent of SB423 is to make
it impossible for a new or reapplying driver to steal another's
license. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported investigating about
1,700 cases of identity theft in 2002.
who supported the bill said they had stopped illegal immigrants
with Oklahoma licenses bearing their photograph, but otherwise identifying
them as someone else. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature debated
the bill for months before it passed the Senate 25-16 May 6.