Proposed bill would increase driver’s license fees in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A bill that would increase Louisiana’s driver’s license fee has been approved by the House Committee on Appropriations.

HB447 states drivers who apply for a new license or renew the current one, will see an increase in the fees by about $6 per license. This goes for each driver’s license class. The increase will allocate funds to multiple programs in the state such as litter cleanup and the Louisiana State Police Retirement Fund.

A portion of the fee increase for New Orleans residents would go toward the New Orleans Police pension fund if the bill were to pass.

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Along with the fee increase, the committee added a two-year sunset law to the proposed bill, which would eliminate the bill if the Legislature does not take further action.

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