Louisiana OMV implements new license design
BATON ROUGE- Starting this week, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new format for Louisiana driver's licenses.
The new layout will feature multiple security components and design features for greater security, privacy protection, and tampering resistance.
"Through the implementation of these new designs, Louisiana citizens will have greater protection from security concerns including fraud and identity theft," said Motor Vehicle Commissioner Stephen Campbell.
Campbell says even if you receive a credential at an office that hasn't yet been converted to the new system, your license or ID will still be valid.
The updated licenses will be issued statewide within the next six to eight weeks. Officials said people do not need to come in and exchange their own licenses.