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August 30, 2015

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Nevada driver’s licenses could be issued for 8 years

CARSON CITY — Drivers in Nevada would be allowed to renew their licenses every eight years, instead of every four, under a bill that has passed the Senate Transportation Committee.

The committee approved Senate Bill 503 on Friday, and a Senate-Assembly budget subcommittee was presented information today about the proposal.

A four-year license carries a fee of $18.50, which would double to $37 for an eight-year license. Drivers over 65 years old will still have to renew their license every four years, with no increase in the $13.50 fee.

Troy Dillard, interim director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, said after the subcommittee hearing that the change would be phased in by 2018.

Individuals with odd-numbered birth years would receive four-year licenses, and those with even-numbered birth years would be issued an eight-year license when their current permits expire. By Jan. 1, 2018, all licenses and identification cards would have an eight-year term.

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