- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal allowing Wisconsin driver’s licenses to be renewed online one time has been scaled back by the Legislature’s budget committee.

The Joint Finance Committee voted Wednesday to allow online renewal only for new drivers moving from an instructional permit to a probationary license and then to a regular license.

Walker wanted to allow any driver to renew online one time. But that elicited concerns from law enforcement about drivers going as long as 16 years without a new picture being taken.

Committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren says the Department of Transportation reconsidered the proposal, deciding that 16 years was too long to go without a new picture.

The committee did give DOT the ability to issue identification cards to people over age 65 that would never expire.

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