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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DRIVER’S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS PHOTOGRAPHS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

         SECTION 1.  The eleventh paragraph of section 8 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:-
         An applicant for the renewal of a license, who is required to have a new photograph appear on the license upon renewal, may be granted a 1-year extension of the use of the applicant’s current license photograph if the applicant presents documentation by a licensed physician that the applicant has undergone medical treatment for an illness resulting in temporary changes to the physical characteristics of the applicant that would be apparent in an image captured by the registrar; provided, however, that the applicant shall obtain a new photograph within 1 year of the extension.
         SECTION 2.  Section 8E of said chapter 90, as amended by section 77 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
         An applicant for the renewal of an identification card, who is required to have a new photograph appear on the card upon renewal, may be granted a   1-year extension of the use of the applicant’s current card photograph if the applicant presents documentation by a licensed physician that the applicant has undergone medical treatment for an illness resulting in temporary changes to the physical characteristics of the applicant that would be apparent in an image captured by the registrar; provided, however, that the applicant shall obtain a new photograph within 1 year of the extension.

Approved, January 2, 2015.