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New Driver's License Requirement

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- If your son or daughter is about to get their driver's license, there is a new license requirement you should know about. A proof of residency like a utlity bill is now one of the requirements to get a license.

DOL officials say the new requirement is designed to add one more layer of security to license registration. They say it should also help prevent a growing problem: identity theft.

Kennewick Police say it is incredible what a criminal can do with a small piece of personal information, like your address. DOL Officials say documents like a utility bill, a voter registration card, or a property tax bill are acceptable as proof of residency.