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4:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Card-Carrying Cajuns? Louisiana Lawmakers Weigh ID Change

Louisiana drivers would be able to add the message "I'm a Cajun" on their licenses, under a bill making its way through the statehouse. Here, shrimp fisherman Merlin Boudreaux holds up part of his catch in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, La.
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Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 4:15 pm

A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.

It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward "scholarships distributed by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, a program promoting French language and culture in the state," reports NOLA.com.

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5:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Office of Motor Vehicles Reopens New Orleans Location

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopened of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

The new office, which will serve the east banks of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, features the latest technology in motor vehicle services to assist customers with driver's license and identification cards, road skills testing, and vehicle registration.

OMV Commissioner Stephen Campbell said the state is also working on plans to open express locations in Kenner and eastern New Orleans.

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1:55 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Feds Give La. Break on Driver's License Rules

Louisiana driver's licenses still don't comply with federal law, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the state a temporary break.

That means travelers won't need passports to fly within the United States, the American Press reports.

The Real ID Act of 2005 requires identification cards to meet standards to enter federal buildings or board commercial flights.

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Office of Motor Vehicles
12:19 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Motor vehicles commissioner resigning in August

Louisiana's motor vehicles commissioner, Nick Gautreaux, is leaving the job in August.

Gautreaux told The Advocate that he is planning a career in corporate development and governmental work, a move that will keep him closer to home and his five children in Youngsville.

A former state senator, Gautreaux took the position as commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles in December 2010. His last day will be Aug. 5, according to a spokesman for the Louisiana State Police, which oversees the office.

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