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Driver's Licensing | Registration

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REGISTRATION AND LICENSE PLATES

Check out a wealth of NCSL 50-state information on vehicle registration and license plates, including a 50-state chart of Registration and Title Fees by State, a recent Transportation Review article on "Motor Vehicle Registration and License Plates," and all the License Plate Information you need by state.

REAL ID

The “Real ID Act of 2005" is a federal law that establishes prescriptive standards for state-issued driver’s licenses in order for them to be accepted for federal purposes, such as boarding airplanes and entering federal buildings. Read more on NCSL's Countown to REAL ID page, our Real ID State Legislation Database and the 2010 LegisBrief Rough Road to Real ID. Also see NCSL’s state-federal policy, as NCSL urges Congress and the administration to collaboratively develop solutions that recognize national security but do not impede the sovereignty of state licenses.

 

DRIVER'S LICENSES

Want to know more about driver's license policies across the states? "Penalties for Driving while License is Revoked, Suspended" details the serious consequences of driving with a revoked or suspended license. Plus, as the debate about immigration heats up, learn about a new side of the story in this 2013 LegisBrief on "Driver's Licenses for Immigrants."

TRAFFIC SAFETY DATABASE

The National Conference of State Legislatures works in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bring you up to date, real-time information about traffic safety bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Check out the database topic area “Driver’s Licensing” for bills relating to driver’s license suspension, veterans’ driver’s licenses, and more.

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OVERVIEW | DRIVERS' LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

NCSL tracks a wide range of state and federal issues related to drivers licensing and motor vehicle registration. Key state issues include motor vehicle registration and title fees and renewals; penalties for improper registration; license plates, including specialty or personalized plates; and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

 

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