posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 12:45 AM
MODS, I did several different searches and found nothing on this latest info
Please remove if duplicate ....I don't seem to have good luck with searches if they aren't worded just right.
This has been a topic in the past, but this is new details just released over the holidays
Funny how they do this kind of stuff when we are preoccupied with Christmas
Dec. 20th is when the DHS released this:
The Federal Government will begin phasing in enforcement of the REAL ID Act as required by law, in a measured, fair, responsible, and
The first phase will begin on January 20, 2014 and is limited to DHS headquarters in Washington before expanding to other Federal facilities later
The fourth phase covers acceptable IDs that can be used for boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Before a date for Phase 4 is set, DHS
will conduct an evaluation to inform a fair and achievable timeline.
The date for implementing Phase 4 will be set after the evaluation has been complete; this phase will occur no sooner than 2016.
“States have made considerable progress in meeting the need identified by the 9/11 Commission to make driver’s licenses and other identification
more secure,” says David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy. “DHS will continue to support their efforts to enhance the security in an
achievable way that will make all of our communities safer.”
The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacts one of the key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and requires that the Federal Government
“set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act establishes minimum security standards for state
issued driver licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes those documents unless DHS
determines that the state meets the minimum standards.
With this announcement, DHS is putting state governments on notice that by May 2017, states not complying with REAL ID requirements will find that
their state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards will not be considered valid by the federal government, such that individuals with non-compliant
identification may be prohibited from passing through Transportation Security Administration security to travel on airlines on trains within the
United States or internationally.
DHS said TSA will continue to accept driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards from all jurisdictions until at least 2016, meaning
that enforcement for boarding aircraft will not begin until then.
I remember reading a thread posted earlier this year where an ATS member had a hell of a time renewing their DL due to the new changes, even tho she
was 60 and had lived there her whole life....the state of Georgia if I'm correct
Found the thread by Des
6 Weeks to Renew an Existing Driver's License, Coming to Your State Soon!
If any one else has had any problems renewing DL due to the new regulations, please let us know.
Pretty soon, we will have to show our National ID's to travel from state to state via cars
edit on 30-12-2013 by snarky412 because: add Des link