New legislation filed in the Alabama Senate would double the amount of time a person can renew their driver's license.

Senate Bill 89 (SB89), sponsored by State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay), would change the current law to allow Alabama drivers to go eight years between license renewals instead of four, with an added fee.

Although the time frame a license will remain valid will double, the fee would more than double, jumping from $30 to $75.

The fees would continue to be distributed to the Alabama General Fund, the local probate judge, local public highway and traffic funds and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Public Safety Fund.

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