Senate District 14
Joe Uecker
Uecker Releases Statement On Ohio BMV Announcement Of Changes To Ohio Driver's License Distribution
March 1, 2018

COLUMBUS— In an effort to ensure greater security and identification protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is introducing a single, central point of production for state driver licenses and identification cards, effective July 2, 2018.

New federal travel restrictions requiring secure identification will go into effect in October 2020, making many of the proposed changes necessary.

"Legislative oversight is a critical component of the rule-making process, especially in this case, given the scope of the announced changes and the potential issues it may present to Ohioans trying to obtain a license," said Uecker. "I want to make sure the legislature is actively involved in working with the administration and Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to do what is best for Ohio, while also complying with federal regulations."

Uecker, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, has been actively working on legislation that would reform Ohio’s state agency rulemaking process and ensure that rules are filed in a timely and fair manner. 

For more information on the Ohio BMV changes, please click here.


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