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Calley green-lights legislation updating driver's license, state ID laws

Friday, September 30 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today signed legislation that updates Michigan's driver's license and state identification card laws.

Among the changes:

  • The state will be able to offer online renewal of personal ID cards;
  • The state will be able to cancel personal ID cards if a person falsely represents information on their application for the card or uses it in the commission of a felony;
  • Regulations for commercial drivers will be brought in line with federal rule; and
  • The state will be able to continue collecting fees that were set to expire Oct. 1. These fees support Michigan State Police, Department of State and Department of Environmental Quality operations.

For a full list of changes, visit  

Senate Bill 494, sponsored by state Sen. Phil Pavlov, S.B. 495, sponsored by state Sen. John Pappageorge and S.B. 496, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson are now Public Acts 158 through 160 of 2011.

Article V Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution gives authority to the lieutenant governor when the governor is outside the state. The governor is on a trade mission to Asia until Saturday.