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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

The intention is to shorten lines.

"I avoid the DMV at all costs," said lake area resident, Charlotte Conner.

Senate Bill 582 could make driver's licenses valid longer, meaning fewer trips to the Office of Motor Vehicles.

"Everybody is so busy," said one local driver. "They don't have time to wait in a big long line."

As of now, a license must be renewed every four years, but that could change to six.

If passed, the fee for a regular license will grow by a third. The fee increase has some lake area drivers worried.

"I'd prefer to keep paying what I'm paying and keep it as it is," said one driver.

While others are all for an extended time to save time.

"For shorter lines, I'd pay a little bit more money to not have a long line," said another driver.

If passed, the law goes into effect July 1, 2015.

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