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Old 11-22-2022, 01:52 AM
 
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If you have renewed your Texas driver's license relatively recently, how much did you pay? As I recall, the last time I renewed (in person) it cost about $10. Maybe I am misremembering?? Anyway, my license is almost due for renewal, so I went on line to renew it, and it cost $33. Holy cow!!! $33 for a plastic card with your photo and address on it?? Is that what everyone is paying now????
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Old 11-22-2022, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Yes.
The Texas.gov price is:

ID Renewal: $16.00
Driver License Renewal: $33.00
Driver License with Motorcycle Class Renewal: $44.00
Commercial Driver License Renewal: $97.00

https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/txdl/faq.dl
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Old 11-22-2022, 02:26 AM
 
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Well, that is outrageous! I am stunned that they would have the nerve to ask that much to renew a TDL.
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Old 11-22-2022, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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That's pretty much the US average.
DL is a privilege...not a constitutional right.
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Old 11-22-2022, 06:34 AM
 
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That's pretty much the US average.
DL is a privilege...not a constitutional right.
Looks like voting is also not a constitutional right
I looked up free IDs that can be used in Texas to vote
Texas has the “ Election Identification Certificate (EIC)” which is free

But … if your driver license, concealed handgun license or passport expired less than 4 years ago
You are not allowed to get the free ID.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/dr...ertificate-eic
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Old 11-22-2022, 07:44 AM
 
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Looks like voting is also not a constitutional right
I looked up free IDs that can be used in Texas to vote
Texas has the “ Election Identification Certificate (EIC)” which is free

But … if your driver license, concealed handgun license or passport expired less than 4 years ago
You are not allowed to get the free ID.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/dr...ertificate-eic
I expect the expired ones are good for election ID for four years, which is why you can't get/don't need an EIC.
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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DL is a privilege...not a constitutional right.
Agreed. The convenience of having an almost universally-accepted, tamper-proof ID card that also grants me the privilege of driving is well worth $33. It's a lot cheaper than renewing a passport!
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Military City, USA.
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Yes. I paid $33.00 and had to go in person to get it renewed. The reward I got for doing so was a Jury Summons in the mail about 2 weeks later!
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Old 11-22-2022, 12:58 PM
 
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Agreed. The convenience of having an almost universally-accepted, tamper-proof ID card that also grants me the privilege of driving is well worth $33. It's a lot cheaper than renewing a passport!
It is not a question of being a constitutional right. It is a question of reasonableness. $33 seems quite excessive to me. Driver licenses are not tamper proof either, but again, that is neither here nor there.
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Old 11-22-2022, 01:05 PM
 
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It is not a question of being a constitutional right. It is a question of reasonableness. $33 seems quite excessive to me. Driver licenses are not tamper proof either, but again, that is neither here nor there.
It is irrelevant if you see it as reasonable. You want it - you buy it. The State of Texas is probably upside down on overall cost of DLs.
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