A House panel approves legislation that would make permanent a one dollar fee that's used to pay for anti-litter efforts.

Since 2003, Louisiana residents have paid an extra dollar for the cost of a driver's license.

Oil City Representative Jim Morris says the fee generates $750,000 a year and its used to combat litter. The one dollar fee is set to expire in August. Morris says he wants to see this fee on the books for good. The House Natural Resources Committee gave unanimous approval. The measure heads to the full House for more debate. Houma Representative Joe Harrison says the state needs to do what it can to keep itself clean.