Jindal OKs 6-year driver’s license renewal

BATON ROUGE -- The state’s drivers can renews their licenses every six years, starting next year, instead of every four, as the law stands now.

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill Friday. The bill by Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, will change the renewal period to six years, starting July 1, 2015.

The fee for a basic license will grow from $28.50 to $42.75 to cover the extra years of renewal. Fees for other licenses also will increase, with the amounts varying based on type of license.

Other handling fees also can apply, depending on where the license is renewed.