By The Associated Press
JACKSON – Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill to create an 8-year driver’s license that would cost $40.
The new law will take effect Oct. 1.
The bill also would create an 8-year license for motorcyclists at a cost of $22.
State driver’s licenses currently are good for four years at a cost of $21, while motorcycle endorsements — which are added to the regular driver’s licenses — cost an extra $6.
Original motorcycle licenses and renewals cost $14, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
The bill is House Bill 606.