Regional
12:05 am
Thu February 11, 2010

NM Senate Approves Online License Renewal

New Mexico – New Mexicans could renew their driver's licenses online or over the telephone under legislation approved by the Senate.

The change is to make it more convenient for people to renew their license than going to a Motor Vehicle Division office, which can have long lines and delays.

State law allows license renewal by mail but that hasn't been implemented by the state.

The bill cleared the Senate on a 39-2 vote and goes to the House for consideration.

Senators rejected a proposed amendment to stop the state from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

A 2003 law allowed foreign nationals including those living illegally in the country to obtain a driver's license.

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The driver's license bill is SB137.

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On the Net:

Legislature: www.nmlegis.gov


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