NYLON – County clerks across New York are pushing for state legislation that would require photos on driver’s licenses to be updated, and a bigger share of motor vehicle transaction fees for the counties.
According to news partner 13WHAM, the state now keeps 87.3% of revenue collected when transactions are processed at local Department of Motor Vehicle offices. St. Lawrence County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp tells the Watertown Daily Times that New York and Nevada are the only two states that don’t require motorists to have an updated picture on their licenses.
Rupp said outdated photos defeat the purpose of using a driver’s license to verify identification. The two DMV issues were top priorities identified at the annual county clerks conference earlier this month in Albany.
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