February 28, 2019


New ID to Include Driver's License, Hunting & Fishing, Voter's Registration and Handgun Designation for Those Eligible

AUSTIN - State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) filed legislation to reform the Texas Driver's License in order to consolidate various designations, including lifetime hunting and fishing licenses and veteran disability rating.

"Texas Driver's Licenses have so much potential and versatility," said Guillen. "Why not use them to make it easier for everyone, especially for fishermen, hunters, and our veterans who have to carry way too many forms of identification?"            


Veterans are currently required to carry multiple sets of identification to prove their disability rating and honorable discharge. This often creates unnecessary confusion for veterans who are trying to obtain a service or benefit for disabled veterans in the state. Licensed fishermen and hunters are often in similar situations, due to the burdensome number of documentation to prove their licensing.

Rep. Guillen's HB 1844 would authorize the Department to list various designations on the licenses, including designations for disabled veterans, so that they only have to carry one documentation to receive benefits and gain recognition for their service.

"It only makes sense to make Texan's lives easier," added Guillen. "That means recognizing those who fought to protect our country and doing everything we can to help them."


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and