State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
The Senate Committee on Transportation and Elections February 9, 2012, meeting included Senate Bill 397 (SB 397). I authored SB 397 at the request of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The bill proposes using non-color photos on state-issued driver licenses. A representative of the DOT testified about various changes under consideration for the next generation of ID cards. Future security measures may include licenses with multiple images of the driver on the card, raised text, advanced holograms, and non-color transparent photos. Testimony included an explanation that non-color identification cards are more difficult to counterfeit and provide more distinguishing photo features. Virginia has implemented a new driver license.