The state Department of Finance and Administration has announced that the state will issue eight-year driver's licenses starting Jan. 1. They'll cost $40 (twice the four-year license cost of $20). The cost of duplicates, $10, will remain unchanged.
The eight-year license is available when you renew or within a year of renewal. Commercial and state identification cards will remain valid for four years.
The change in the law is the result of HB1359
, now Act 343 of 2015, introduced by state Rep. Jane English
of North Little Rock. The new law sets the license fee at $24, but other associated fees bring it to $40, according to DF and A.