Hoping to Fix Long Lines at Driver's License Centers, Texas House Gives Initial OK to DPS Changes

AUSTIN -- The Texas House on Thursday gave initial approval to changes meant to alleviate long lines at the Department of Public Safety’s driver’s license centers.Senate Bill 616 by Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, would increase the expiration term of driver’s licenses from six to eight years - the maximum allowed under federal law - and would commission a third-party study on moving the issuance of driver’s licenses from DPS to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which oversees in the process in many other states.  Continue reading...

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