- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey residents getting medical care for an illness that changes their appearance would be able to continue using pre-treatment photos on driver’s licenses under a bill approved by lawmakers.

The state Senate approved the measure on Thursday and it now heads to Gov. Chris Christie.

The bill comes after the story of Neptune City resident Joanne Jodry came to light in October. The state Motor Vehicle Commission would not let Jodry, who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy, use an old driver’s license photo showing her with long hair.

Jodry was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April.

An MVC spokeswoman in October said the agency was bound to comply with state law, which requires a new picture every eight years.


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