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Maybe Coming To The DMV: More Chances At A Less Terrible Driver's License Photo

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles logo appears on a California driver license (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The DMV might one day give you more chances on your driver's license photo — but you'd have to pay for your reshoots. A new bill proposed in the state legislature would change the way photos are handled on the day you take them. The first attempt would be included, but then there could be a charge for each additional shot. You'd choose the best one. Currently, if you want a new pic, you have to get a duplicate ID (and no guarantee you'd like that photo either).

The extra revenue generated by Assembly Bill 2045 — proposed last week by State Assemblyman Phillip Chen from Diamond Bar — would go to fund driver education programs. Chen said he was inspired by talking to Californians about their experiences at the DMV. "Time and time again they talked about was customer service," Chen told KPCC's Take Two.

A similar one bill was proposed in 2018 but stalled. If this one passes, you'll be able to start supermodeling at the DMV on Jan. 1, 2022. If you need advice on that pic, though, Chen says he's just a lawmaker: "I'm probably not the best person to ask." Maybe get your pro tips from Tyra, instead: