Okla. driver's license fee hike among new laws

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma drivers will have to pay an extra $12 for a license renewal under one of about 240 new laws signed by the governor and scheduled to take effect tomorrow.

Among the others are three abortion-related laws, one that allows convicted criminals to seek a DNA test to prove their innocence, and another that expands the practice of noodling, or fishing by hand. Other bill topics include criminal penalties, pensions, elections, and the regulation of various professions.

The nearly 50 percent increase in the cost of a standard driver's license, from $21.50 to $33.50, along with a $10 increase for a commercial license, is expected to generate about $8.7 million annually for the Department of Public Safety.

Some of the money will be used to hire more license examiners.

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