By Matt Christopherson

(CBS Detroit) – Possible relief is on the way for drivers affected by a slowdown at the secretary of state branch offices.

The Michigan Senate passed a bill yesterday which gives more time for drivers to renew expired licenses and vehicle registrations.

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The bill would extend the grace period for expired plates and licenses expiring after march 1st of 2020.

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The new deadline would be September 30th of this year.

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Matt Christopherson