New law extends no-test time for expired driver’s license

Published 7:49 am Monday, April 18, 2022

JACKSON (AP) — A new law gives Mississippi residents more time to renew expired driver’s licenses without having to take a test.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 971 Thursday, and it became law immediately.

It says a license could be expired for up to five years before a person would have to take a test to renew it.

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Under current law, a test is required if a driver’s license has been expired 18 months.