Kaye Beach

Real ID Update on the States as of 03 2009

In Issues, Oklahoma Legislation on December 4, 2009 at 11:13 am

Under the federal regulation, citizens born after December 1, 1964 are required to have a REAL ID by December 1, 2014. Everyone else is required to comply by December 1, 2017.
Residents of non compliant states will be able to use a passport or a federal passport card instead of a REAL ID. The federal government has threatened that residents of noncompliant states will be turned away when trying to board airplanes or access federal buildings or military facilities but actually, the penalty will simply be additional screening. Federal officials have admitted there is an alternative known as “secondary security,” which involves a more detailed check of citizens without a REAL ID.
These threats have done little to convince states to comply.
Since 2007, at least 10 states have passed resolutions that urge Congress to amend or repeal REAL ID, or indicated their intent not to comply. At least 23 states have passed some sort of anti-Real ID legislation and 11 have successfully changed state law to reject Real ID requirements.
There are currently 26 bills pending in 18 states relating to REAL ID.
Note: All pending legislation is from the 2009 session. All bills from 2007 and 2008 are enacted.


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