The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has suggested cutting the amount of testing locations throughout Minnesota, specifically in rural areas. SF 1979, heard in the Senate Transportation Committee today, will establish a minimum number of driver’s license testing locations.

“Greater Minnesota deserves access to essential government resources,” Senator Gene Dornink (R-Hayfield) said Tuesday. “DPS has proposed eliminating some rural exam stations, making it more difficult to get your license for the first time or even just renewed. I want to stand up for our small communities and make their lives easier.”

This bill will ensure that testing locations currently operating will remain open in the same city and must continue offering the same tests and services.