Tag: real id

Feds Once Again Threatening States Over REAL ID;

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security once again ramped up its sabre-rattling routine, threatening that residents in states that have not complied with REAL ID will not be able to use their driver’s licenses to board aircraft beginning in 2018. States should ignore the DHS bluster, stand their ground and continue their refusal to implement […]

Real ID Decisions

Do presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton support having a U.S. national ID card? By quirk of fate, that question may be one of the first issues to land on the new president’s desk after inauguration day, when U.S. Department of Homeland Security efforts to implement a national ID kick into high gear.   […]

Deadline Passes With No REAL ID Extension

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security still hasn’t granted an extension for Kentucky to comply with stricter driver’s license and ID standards. The previous extension expired Monday.   Transportation cabinet officials had requested the extension last month but still haven’t heard back from DHS.   “It’s kind of hard to assume what the federal government’s going to do,” Transportation Cabinet spokesman […]

REAL ID license now available in Louisiana

To get a REAL ID license or identification card, people will need to present documents to verify their identity, such as a birth certificate, an unexpired passport, a social security card or other options. Proof of Louisiana residency through at least two documents verifying a home address, such as a phone bill or utility bill, […]

New identification requirements for Tinker Air Force Base

Civilian visitors to Tinker Air Force Base will need a federal form of identification to visit the facility since Oklahoma driver’s licenses’ are not REAL ID compliant, officials said.   Delivery drivers will be required to get an access pass and background check upon delivering on the installation, officials said.   Visitors will be required […]

Schriever gets REAL on IDs

Starting Sep. 15, 50th Security Forces Squadron will implement the REAL ID Act of 2005. Individuals who do not possess military issued credentials and have a standard state-issued identification card from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa, will not be able to gain access to the installation.   “Security is always evolving and the enemy, […]

Kentucky Asking For Another Real ID Extension

Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet is preparing to submit its application for another deadline extension on meeting the federal Real ID act. Without an extension or change to state law, beginning Jan. 22, 2018, Kentuckians won’t be able to use just their driver’s licenses as identification when flying domestically.   Keith Buckhout with the Cabinet’s public affairs […]

Gov. Edwards signs REAL ID into law

Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law the REAL ID Act, making Louisiana one of the most recent states in the nation to become compliant with the federal law that was created after the 9/11 attacks as a preventive measure against terrorism. SB 227 was authored by Senator Yvonne Colomb, and HB 702 was authored […]

REAL ID driver’s license bill sent to the governor’s desk

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s drivers should get to choose whether they want a driver’s license that complies with the federal REAL ID security law, state lawmakers have decided.   With a 28-9 vote Monday and little discussion, the Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill by Sen. Yvonne Dorsey Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, […]

Oklahoma House Votes for Exemption to Real ID

In a huge victory for religious freedom and civil liberty, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted this week to provide an exemption to biometric collection, retention, and storage for state-issued drivers’ licenses and ID cards. SB 683 also directs that the biometric data previously collected from exempted persons be wiped from the database.   The […]