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Georgia State Code
Title      40
Chapter       5  
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Title 40, Chapter 5, Section 25 (40-5-25)

(a) Every application for an instruction permit or for a driver's license shall be made upon a form furnished by the department. Every application shall be accompanied by the proper license fee. The fees shall be as established by the commissioner, not to exceed:

(1) For instruction permits for Classes A, B, C, and M drivers' licenses and for Class D drivers' licenses........$ 10.00

(2) For Classes C and M drivers' licenses.................. 15.00

(3) For Classes A and B drivers' licenses.................. 15.00

(4) For application for Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses or a Class P commercial driver's instruction permit......................................... 35.00

(5) For Class P commercial drivers' instruction permits for Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses.... 10.00

(6) For Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses, initial issuance requiring a road test........... 65.00

(7) For Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses, initial issuance not requiring a road test....... 15.00

(8) For renewal of Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses.......................................... 15.00

(9) Initial issuance of Classes A, B, C, and M commercial drivers' licenses and Class P commercial drivers' instruction permits shall include all endorsement fees within the license fee. Each endorsement added after initial licensing.......................................... 5.00

Except as provided in Code Section 40-5-36, relating to veterans' licenses, and Code Section 40-5-149, relating to application fees for public school bus drivers, there shall be no exceptions to the fee requirements for a commercial driver's license or a commercial driver's license permit. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code section, there shall be no fee whatsoever for replacement of any driver's license solely due to a change of the licensee's name or address, provided that such replacement license shall be valid only for the remaining period of such original license; and provided, further, that only one such free replacement license may be obtained within any four-year period for which the license was originally issued.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section, any Class 1 or 2 license issued prior to April 3, 1989, shall remain valid until its expiration unless otherwise lost, destroyed, suspended, or revoked prior to its expiration. A Class 3, 4, or 5 license shall remain valid unless lost, destroyed, suspended, revoked, or canceled, until its expiration or its earlier replacement under Article 7 of this chapter, the "Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act."

(c) Every such application shall state the full name, date of birth, sex, and residence address of the applicant; shall briefly describe the applicant; and shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been licensed as a driver and, if so, when and by what state or country, and whether any such license has ever been suspended, revoked, or refused, and, if so, the date of and reason for such suspension, revocation, or refusal; and shall state such other information as the commissioner may require to determine the applicant's identity, competence, and eligibility. The department shall not issue a license until a complete examination of the applicant's record has been completed. The commissioner may issue such rules and regulations as shall be necessary for the orderly processing of license applications.

(d)(1) The General Assembly finds that it is in the best interest of the state to encourage improved public education and awareness regarding anatomical gifts of human organs and tissues and to address the ever increasing need for donations of anatomical gifts for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a) of this Code section, each applicant for the issuance, reissuance, or renewal of a Class C, M, A, or B driver's license under paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a) of this Code section shall accompany such application with a license fee of $8.00 if such applicant executes an anatomical gift pursuant to Code Section 40-5-6.

(3) The department shall make available to those federally designated organ procurement organizations the name, license number, date of birth, and most recent address of any person who obtains a driver's license with the reduced fee provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection. Information so obtained by such organizations shall be used for the purpose of establishing a state-wide organ donor registry accessible to organ tissue and eye banks authorized to function as such in this state and shall not be further disseminated.

(e)(1) The General Assembly finds that it is in the best interests of the state to encourage improved public education and awareness regarding blindness and to address the need for blindness prevention screenings and treatments for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.

(2) Each application form for issuance, reissuance, or renewal of a driver's license under subsection (a) of this Code section shall include language permitting the applicant to make a voluntary contribution of $1.00 to be used for purposes of preventing blindness and preserving the sight of residents of this state. Any such voluntary contribution shall be made at the discretion of the applicant at the time of application in addition to payment of the license fee required under this Code section.

(3) Voluntary contributions made pursuant to this subsection shall be transmitted to the Department of Human Resources for use thereby in providing the blindness education, screening, and treatment program provided by Code Section 31-1-23.

(4) This subsection shall become effective on January 1, 2000.

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