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Tribal ID valid for government under Nevada Senate bill

The Nevada Senate on Thursday approved a bill authorizing state and local governments to accept a tribal identification card as valid ID.

At the same time, SB399 would mandate businesses that accept a driver's license as ID accept tribal cards.

Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, said the purpose of the bill is simply to declare an ID card issued by a tribal government as valid to identify a person. The card must bear information similar to a driver's license including a photograph of the holder.

The measure was approved unanimously and forwarded to the Assembly for consideration.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau