Bill Filed to Reinstate Driver’s License Expiration Notices
What goes around comes around. Last year, Governor Matt Bevin ordered all driver's license expiration notices be discontinued in an effort to save the state about a quarter million dollars a year. A state senator from Henderson now wants them to be reinstated
Fourth district state senator Dorsey Ridley (D-Henderson) has filed a bill to get those paper notices back out to drivers in Kentucky. The reason? When the expiration notices stopped going out in September of last year, Ridley didn't get his and therefore he didn't renew his license.
While Ridley understands the intent to save money, he says to do away with the entire notification completely could be modified to get drivers' email addresses in an effort to notify them in an electronic manner.
BR 187 would direct notices be sent out either by email or mail at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of permit, license, or personal identification card. Residents could then opt of receiving a mailed notice. The current renewal fee is $20. If the license has expired longer than a year, both a written and a vision test must be administered.
The bill will may be considered when the Kentucky General Assembly reconvenes in January. Ridley represents Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Livingston, Union, and Webster counties.