Texas driver's license changes

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Texas - The long lines and waiting times to renew a driver's license would be significantly shortened under legislation approved by the Texas Senate Thursday.

But those benefits will come at a cost, as the bill would also increase the cost of a license by a third, from $24 to $32.

Officials say the additional revenue will be used to hire more customer service staff and upgrade the state's system...

Allowing for technology improvements that will give Texas better tools to check the identity of those applying for a license.

Lawmakers say the fee increase will generate around $68 million a year.