Minnesota legislators approve $13 million for MNLARS fix (the new DMV computer system)

Minnesota legislators Monday approved millions in emergency spending and a new independent review to tackle lingering issues with the state’s beleaguered online driver’s license and vehicle registration system.

The proposal, which now heads to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz’s desk, authorizes $13 million in state funds for technology improvements, maintenance and customer service support for the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System. It also directs a task force to issue recommendations for how to move forward with the system by May 1.