Louisiana has been granted an extension to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, giving the state more time before authorities refuse the use of the current state drivers’ licenses to get access to courthouses, military bases and other government facilities.
An update released Friday from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said starting October 10, visitors seeking access to military bases and almost all Federal facilities using their state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards must present proper identification issued by REAL ID compliant states or a state that has received an extension.
State Police Colonel Michael Edmonson and U.S. Senator David Vitter announced the latest extension for Louisiana on Friday, according to The Advocate.
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