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Governor Lamont Cheers Final Legislative Passage of His Proposal Reducing the Frequency Residents Are Required to Visit the DMV

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is cheering both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting to approve legislation he proposed that will reduce how often residents are required to visit Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices.

The legislation will require residents to renew their driver’s licenses every eight years, instead of every six years as required by current law, and will also extend the length of time between registrations from two years to three years. Residents who sell their car inside that three-year window will be able to receive a prorated reimbursement from the department.

“Connecticut residents spend too much of their valuable time waiting in line at the DMV, and I am determined to fix that,” Governor Lamont said. “Reducing visits to the DMV not only creates more convenience for those who will no longer have to take time out of their day visiting one of these offices, but it will also result in wait times being shortened for people who actually do need conduct business in person. This is just one part of my administration’s overall efforts to streamline the interactions that residents have with state government. I thank the bipartisan members of both the House and the Senate for approving this proposal. By making this change, we can give some relief to those of us who find the experience of visiting a DMV office to be all too frustrating.”

The legislation is House Bill 7201, An Act Concerning the Convenience of Acquiring Motor Vehicle Licenses and Registrations. It was approved today in both the House and the Senate. It next will be transmitted to the governor for his signature.

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