Digital driver’s license on phone can be used for alcohol and tobacco purchases in Louisiana

The digital copy can now be used for alcohol and tobacco purchases.The new Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco (ATC) rule, authorizes retailers and establishments to accept LA Wallet  when verifying age and identity, according to information provided by the Office of the Governor.

Rep. Ted James created LA Wallet under Act 625, James said, “Expanding LA Wallet shows us how we win when we embrace innovation and technology. Too often we find ourselves at the bottom of too many lists; this app has positioned LA as a leader in innovation.  Legislators from around the country have asked me about LA Wallet how their state can join us in technology leadership. Allowing LA Wallet for the use of alcohol and tobacco purchases is the first step into a more tech-friendly future, and it is my hope that Louisiana will take the initiative and become a leader in these efforts.”