ND Legislature doubles driver’s license fees

BISMARCK (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.