North Dakota Legislature doubles driver's license fees


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota's Legislature has agreed to raise driver's license fees for the first time in more than 30 years.

The House passed the Senate bill 65-25 on Wednesday that raises commercial and non-commercial driver's license fees from $15 to $30. It now goes to Gov. Doug Burgum.

The Legislature last raised the driver's license fees in 1987. Several attempts to raise the fees have been rebuffed by lawmakers, who called it a tax increase.

The increased fees are expected to raise $5.5 million in a two-year budget cycle.

Non-commercial driver's licenses are valid for six years. Commercial driver's licenses are good for four years.