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Lawmakers will likely file legislation in the 2020 session over proposed rules at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license.

The BMV has long allowed people to change the gender on their license. But that policy came under scrutiny in 2019 and prompted the agency to establish a formal procedure.

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have shelved a bill that would've made it more difficult for residents to change their gender on driver's licenses or state identification cards.

The bill was removed from the Indiana House's calendar Tuesday. It would've required an amended birth certificate to complete a gender identity change on credentials issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The bureau currently accepts certified doctor's notes when processing gender changes.

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the state's attorney general has stalled a measure that would allow people to change their gender on driver's licenses and IDs.

Bureau spokeswoman Susan Guyer says that Attorney General Curtis Hill declined to sign off on the rule because the public wasn't sufficiently informed of the plan.

The bureau proposed the rule that would require a birth certificate or a special state Department of Health form to change gender on licenses and IDs. It was slated to become effective in October.