Stories tagged: Real ID
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4 p.m.
Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
Standard driver’s licenses and state identification cards will change on July 1 as state moves to comply with the federal Real ID law.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards, state officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
The more than two dozen states and U.S. territories that currently have a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards are now …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Almost every morning in recent weeks, the line outside the Spokane Driver Licensing Office stretches all the way to the back of the building as people wait for the doors …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Even though Washington state officials asked for an extension from compliance from enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards through October 2020, they said Tuesday federal …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
People in Washington likely won’t have to worry next year about the identification they take to the airport after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Tuesday seeking to make the …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Montana residents may not need to use passports to board domestic flights next year, after all.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
When federal identification standards take effect for air travel in January, Washington residents, like others across the country, will need an enhanced driver’s license or a passport to board a …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
A state representative is proposing legislation that would allow Montanans the option of choosing a driver’s license that meets the federal REAL ID requirements.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Washington Senate approves slashing cost of enhanced driver’s licenses in plan to meet federal ID rules
Washington moved a step closer to having driver’s licenses that meet federal standards, but not before national debate over immigration policy flared on the Senate floor.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow two options for driver’s licenses – one that complies with federal identification requirements and one that doesn’t.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have asked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for an emergency waiver from the REAL ID Act, which established security standards for driver’s licenses …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
A Senate panel has approved a measure that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements. On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 5008 on …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Standard driver’s license won’t be good for federal ID, but won’t single out undocumented immigrants, senator says.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Last month, signs started popping up at airports across the country warning travelers that unless their driver’s licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
State lawmakers at the top of the transportation policy pyramid have what they think is a solution to Washington’s long, and likely losing, battle over its driver’s license system.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 5:57 a.m.
Without changes, standard Washington driver licenses can’t be used to board a plane starting in 2018
Lawmakers will take another run at complying with federal law on driver’s licenses to beat 2018 deadline.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Airport officials on Monday told a Washington state Senate panel that thousands of passengers may be turned away from the state’s airports starting in 2018 if it doesn’t move quickly …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Washington election officials couldn’t immediately verify that the suspect in last week’s deadly mall shooting is a U.S. citizen, although he has voted in three elections since 2014.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base will require all visitors to have ID that meets federal standards starting Aug. 15. A standard Washington driver’s license won’t cut it.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
An Idaho House panel has tentatively signed off on a proposal that would allow Idaho to comply with national proof-of-identity requirements.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Washington residents will no longer be able to use their state standard-issue driver’s licenses as identification to get onto military bases.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Lawmakers should respond quickly to the federal deadline for changing identification requirements.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
Washington needs more time before the federal government forces changes in state identification cards, Sen. Patty Murray says.