Nevada DMV Driver Privilege Card Hearing Held Wednesday

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada state Department of Motor Vehicles plans to accept a wide variety of identity and residency documents from people applying for driver privilege cards, and won't require notarization.

A final public hearing on proposed rules is scheduled Wednesday morning in Carson City, with closed-circuit testimony also being taken in Las Vegas and Elko.

It'll be the last public comment ahead of ratification by a state Legislature panel on Oct. 22.

The program starts Jan. 1.

A driver authorization cards law was approved this year by state lawmakers and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

It'll make Nevada one of several states letting people without legal U.S. residency obtain DMV-issued cards.

Backers say it'll make Nevada roads safer because it'll let motorists take a driving test and get auto insurance.