Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Friday that would have established a new three-person board to control distribution of about $500 million in federal COVID-19 aid to Kansas businesses claiming damages from temporary closures or other pandemic restrictions. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly said a new executive order allows motorists under the age of 65 to renew driver’s licenses online during the pandemic.
The governor’s office said on Wednesday that Executive Order No. 20-60 temporarily lifted age restrictions that blocked applicants 50 years of age or older from applying for a new license online. The exemption, Kelly said, was part of the administration’s effort to help bring normalcy to Kansans while protecting the health of seniors and other people at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
“Providing every opportunity for Kansans who are at a higher risk of COVID-19 to conduct business virtually is crucial in our efforts to safely get Kansans back to work and back to school as quickly as possible,” Kelly said.
The governor’s order will remain in place until Dec. 31 or when the statewide disaster emergency expires.
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