The Missouri Department of Revenue on Monday began offering Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and non-driver identification, which will be required under federal law to board planes and enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year.
Here are details about what that means in Missouri, one of the last states to comply with the law.
WHAT IS “REAL ID”?
Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks after the FBI determined the hijackers had obtained valid identification cards from various states. A special commission recommended that the federal government develop standards for issuing identification cards as a way to help prevent terrorism and fraud.