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With one year to go, Real ID deadlines loom for airline passengers

An estimated 99 million Americans do not have any form of Real ID compliant documents which will be required to fly domestically after Oct. 1, 2020. “There's a great deal of misunderstanding and potential confusion out there with regard to whether or not someone has a Real ID compliant driver's license or a number of the other Real ID compliant documents that they could use for air travel,” said Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane International Airport.

Washington gets REAL ID extension through October 2018

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.

Washington, other states, now in REAL ID ‘grace period’

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 under a grace period through Jan. 22 as the federal government continues its review of states’ progress, Washington state officials said Tuesday.

Real ID bill heads to Oregon Senate for vote

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 in the next three years.

Washington granted REAL ID extension, but only through mid-July

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 officials have informed them that at this point their extension will only be granted through the middle of next month.

Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

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 state one of more than two dozen in compliance with federal identification requirements.

House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID

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 the Senate are likely before a final bill is approved.

Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension

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 licenses and ID cards.

State must catch up on REAL ID

If lawmakers fail to act, then Washingtonians wouldn’t be able to board a commercial airliner with a standard driver’s license as identification. The first day of that nightmare would be Jan. 22.