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  • Study: Immigrant driver's licenses may ease hit-run crashes

    April 3, 2017 3:18 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A new study suggests that a California law granting driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of people in the country illegally has reduced the likelihood of hit-and-run collisions. Researchers at Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab estimated that granting the driver-only licenses appears to have reduced hit-and-run crashes... more »
  • Safety fears rein in march for immigrant driver licenses

    September 23, 2016 12:17 PM

    PROVIDENCE - Immigrants and their advocates are planning to march through a cluster of Rhode Island cities this weekend to push state leaders to allow driver's licenses for people in the country illegally. But in a move that reflects the fragility of their cause during a national backlash against illegal... more »
  • REAL ID driver's license bill sent to the governor's desk

    May 30, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have decided the state's drivers should get to choose whether they want a driver's license that complies with the federal REAL ID security law. With a 28-9 vote Monday, the Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill that lets a driver decide between a... more »
  • House refuses REAL ID licenses, supports separate ID cards

    April 13, 2016 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House lawmakers have refused to allow Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law. But they did agree to let people pay for a special state-issued identification card compliant with the federal act. The House-approved proposal contrasts with the approach backed by... more »
  • Louisiana driver's license still gets you on plane

    December 30, 2015 9:58 AM

    MONROE- Louisianians can still use their driver's licenses to fly commercial airlines Friday, despite the state's failure to comply with the federal REAL ID law. Though the state secured a yearlong extension in October to comply with REAL ID, there remains some confusion among people who feared the requirement would... more »
  • Gay marriage name changes on driver's license start Monday

    July 2, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police says members of same-sex couples who want their married name on their driver's licenses can make that change starting Monday. Col. Mike Edmonson says computers had to be reprogrammed to change a man's last name and to check the change with... more »
  • OMV aims to ease wait times for senior drivers

    October 23, 2014 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday a pilot program they hope will help older drivers dodge the long lines and wait times often associated with the average OMV experience. The Louisiana OMV's "Senior Day" program will be held participating locations with one day of... more »
  • Tea party group wants Jindal to veto REAL ID bill

    June 9, 2014 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A local tea party group is calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill that allows Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the security measures of the federal REAL ID law. The Tea Party of Louisiana sent its letter to the Republican governor Monday,... more »
  • La. Senate agrees to allow REAL ID driver's licenses

    May 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has narrowly agreed to repeal a six-year-old law that prohibits state officials from issuing driver's licenses that comply with federally-mandated security features. Under federal law, REAL ID-compliant licenses will be required to board domestic airline flights by 2016. Without such an ID, passengers will... more »
  • House backs six-year driver's license for La.

    April 30, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could be on the road to a six-year driver's license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. But the House on Tuesday unanimously supported a proposal by Republican Rep. Franklin Foil, of Baton Rouge, that would change the renewal period to... more »

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