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Bill to require passengers to have ID when driver gets pulled over

Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 12:43:01-05
If you get pulled over by police, officers may soon be able to ask all of your passengers for ID as part of Arizona House Bill 2305. 
 
Passengers have not been required to show their ID to officers in Arizona for more than a decade. But, the new bill just passed by a state House panel would subject passengers who don't have ID to up to four months in jail or a $750 fine.
 
The penalty is only supposed to apply if that passenger is also violating another traffic law. It's an effort to get more people to buckle up--the authors said they do not intend this to be used as immigration enforcement.
 
Some opponents have said the bill is too strict because someone cycling without an ID could face criminal charges for something as small as running a stop sign.
   
The bill will soon be up for a full vote in the House, and if it passes, police could be enforcing this here in Tucson as soon as this summer.