Proposed bill would allow for developmental disability section on WA state driver’s license

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Washington State representative has introduced a bill that could potentially help those who have a developmental disability communicate with law enforcement.

House Bill 2463 was proposed by Representative Joe Schmick.

Under the bill, a person could apply for a designation on their Washington state driver’s license that would indicate if they have a developmental disability.

In order to apply, all a person would need is proper documentation from their doctor or the Department of Social and Health Services, showing their eligibility.

The bill would also make it so people could apply without paying additional fees.

If passed, it would take effect in September 2020.