Advertisement

Real ID Fix May Require Federal Extension for Minnesota

January 11, 2017 03:56 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota may need some federal help to ensure residents aren't turned away from domestic flights starting next year.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

State officials have struggled to upgrade driver's licenses to meet new federal standards. Minnesota is one of just eight states that haven't satisfied the Real ID law. Compliant identification will be required to board domestic planes starting in January 2018.

But the state would need an extension from the federal government to avoid travel disruptions. Dawn Olson from Driver and Vehicle Services told lawmakers Wednesday that a new vendor that creates their cards would need at least a year to start producing licenses.

The Department of Homeland Security has denied several requests for extensions, saying the state needs to pass a bill. Legislation is still in the works at the Capitol.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Advertisement

Superior Mayor Demands City Councilor's Resignation or Removal

A bill circulating the Wisconsin Capitol would allow people to sell homemade baked goods for profit.

Proposal Would Allow Homemade Baked Goods Sales in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker says he's open to raising Wisconsin's vehicle registration fees to pay for road work.

Walker Says He Has 'No Interest' in Higher Vehicle Fees

Police: Carbon Monoxide Likely Killed 3 on LCO Reservation

March of Dimes Walks Help Families with Premature Babies

Western Duluth Little League Fundraiser for New Fields

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement