Bill speeding up renewal of CDLs signed into law

Mike Seals - April 20, 2021 10:25 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A measure that would help speed up the process of issuing and renewing commercial drivers licenses has been signed into law.

On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 1059.

Sen. Jessica Garvin says the measure addresses numerous problems that are bogging down tag agents and will bring the state in line with federal law.

HB 1059 removes provisions that currently allow commercial learner permit holders to take a CDL knowledge and skills test without training. Officials say the change aligns state statute with federal law set to go into effect in 2022.

It authorizes agents to review identification documents for REAL ID compliant and non-compliant CDL’s.

The bill also allows agents to issue a REAL ID compliant and non-compliant ID card to a customer even if their license is expired or suspended as long as they have an existing DPS driver license file.


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