|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||April 27, 2010|
|NEWS FROM: Directors Office||10-011|
A legislative hearing on new driver license regulations set for Wednesday, April 28, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 3, at 2 p.m., due to revisions in the text of the regulations. As required by law, the Department of Motor Vehicles will hold a public hearing on the revisions this coming Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m.
The Department of Motor Vehicles and the Legislative Counsel Bureau have worked closely together to make changes in the regulations that are necessary to implement the DMV’s Advanced Secure Issuance (ASI) program. The new version clearly separates the ASI licensing process from the standard Nevada licenses and identification cards.
“We feel these latest changes satisfy the concerns of legislators and the public alike,” said DMV Director Edgar Roberts. “They contain provisions to protect privacy and offer Nevadans a choice on the type of license or ID card they carry.”
The DMV has been issuing ASI licenses and identification cards, as required by federal law, under emergency regulations issued by the Governor in late December. Those emergency regulations expire at the close of business Friday, April 30. However, the Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations will consider the new regulations on Monday, May 3.
This gap means the DMV will be unable to issue any first-time license or ID card or process any material changes in licensing status such as name changes or changes in license classes on Saturday, May 1 and Monday, May 3. The DMV will only be able to process renewals, duplicates and address changes.
Customers with a drive test appointment should keep the appointment. However, anyone seeking a material change on their license or ID card should not visit the DMV on Saturday or Monday. Vehicle registration and other DMV services will be unaffected.
Visit the DMV’s web site at www.dmvnv.com for details on the upcoming hearings.
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