Louisiana now offering a digital driver's license
Posted on 7/5/2018 9:02:00 AM.
Louisiana residents can now download a digital version of their driver’s license on their smartphone. State Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Karen St. Germain, says the LA Wallet is the first digital driver’s license in the country.
"When you go to the airport, you can use your smartphone to check-in," said St. Germain. "This will be another thing on your phone that can come in handy and not have to carry four things at one time." 
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OMV to accept some cash payments beginning Dec 5
Posted on 11/23/2016 1:12:00 PM.

The Office of Motor Vehicles will resume accepting some cash payments beginning December 5. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says they will only accept small amounts of cash, for things like driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.

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Some not happy with OMV's new no cash policy
Posted on 11/16/2016 3:38:00 AM.

Some lawmakers are not happy with the Office of Motor Vehicles decision to stop accepting cash as a form of payment. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain announced the new policy as a way to save the money and prevent theft by state workers. Jonesboro Senator Jim Fannin says a lot of senior citizens do not have credit cards. He says it’s unfair citizens can’t use cash, because employees might steal the cash.

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OMV stops accepting cash starting today
Posted on 11/1/2016 10:30:00 AM.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will stop accepting cash as of today. They will only accept debit and credit cards, checks, money orders and cashier checks.

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Louisiana OMV begins issuing REAL ID compliant licenses
Posted on 10/3/2016 10:06:00 AM.

Louisiana travelers can now get federal identification for future air travel, as the state Office of Motor Vehicles began issuing REAL ID licenses on Monday. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says you'll need this type of identification in order to fly domestically without a passport beginning in October 2020.

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OMV sends out final letter to lapsed insurance drivers
Posted on 11/16/2015 4:55:00 PM.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles continues to notify drivers whose auto insurance lapsed at one point by sending out the last of three letters to alert people to pay their fines or be turned over to a collection agency. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says they’re working hard to resolve everyone’s cases and have already cleared about 55,000 notices.

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Donelon not happy with Jindal administration over OMV collection letters
Posted on 10/22/2015 6:07:00 PM.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon believes the debt collection notices sent out by the state Office of Motor Vehicles to Louisiana citizens, who allegedly allowed their auto insurance to lapse, is an attempt by the Jindal administration to plug a hole in the state’s budget. But Donelon is glad the OMV will allow a person to defend themselves from paying these fines.
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OMV extending hours to answer calls about expired insurance letters
Posted on 10/22/2015 11:22:00 AM.

The Office of Motor Vehicles has extended its hours until 8 p.m. to answer all calls regarding the letters drivers are receiving for not paying fines for expired auto insurance. State Police spokesperson Lt. J.B. Slaton says they want to help the public and want to work with everyone to get these outstanding fines straight.

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OMV sends letters to motorists in effort to collect fines
Posted on 10/21/2015 11:34:00 AM.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has mailed 1.2 million letters to drivers with lapsed insurance warning them that a collections agency could be used if their fines of up to $525 go unpaid.  A new law allows the office to send solicitations in an effort to collect money through the Office of Debt Recovery.  
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OMV is changing to a new driver's license design
Posted on 2/16/2014 3:53:00 AM.
The Office of Motor Vehicles is in the process of changing to a new driver's license and identification card design. Although the design looks similar to the current one, State Police Captain Doug Cain says it will create greater security and better protection of privacy.
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