SB 652 establishes a commercial learner permit for those persons making application for a commercial driver license. The permit is valid for 180 days, which may be renewed one additional time for 180 days. The measure also increases the fees for driver licenses by $12.00 from $21.50 to $32.50. The cost of a Class A or B license increases $41.50 to $51.50 and a Class C license increases from $31.50 to $41.50. The cost of a replacement license will increase from $10.00 to $20.00
For folks aged 62 the cost of a Class D or motorcycle license increases from $11.25 to $21.25, aged 63 the cost goes from $7.50 to $17.50 and for those 64 years of age the cost increase is from $3.75 to $13.75.
If you have a simple state issued ID that cost will increase if this bill is passed into law also. The current cost of $10.00 to receive a new, renewal or replacement ID will increase to $20.00. No charge for the ID will be incurred by folks 65 or older for the state issued ID.
The license agent will receive $4.00 for each license issued or renewed for operating expenses, as noted in the bill. Ten Dollars will be deposited to the Department of Public Safety Revolving Fund for all original or renewal issuances of licenses.
The bill allows the Department to accept skills test results from another state. Requires the Department to conduct an annual criminal history background check on designated examiners. The bill also allows the Department to revoke driving privileges of a person convicted of fraud related to examination or issuance of a commercial learner permit and for failure to submit to skills reexamination.
The bill was sent to the governor today, May 7th and is awaiting her signature.