Stories tagged: real id
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
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 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Montana residents may not need to use passports to board domestic flights next year, after all.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Standard driver’s license won’t be good for federal ID, but won’t single out undocumented immigrants, senator says.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.