States out of compliance with Homeland Security state ID standards have about a year to get in line

Andy Uhler Dec 29, 2016
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Residents of these states may have to show their passports to get on a flight. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

States out of compliance with Homeland Security state ID standards have about a year to get in line

Andy Uhler Dec 29, 2016
Residents of these states may have to show their passports to get on a flight. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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Legislatures in nine states still haven’t complied with the Real ID Act of 2005. That’s the security standard the Department of Homeland Security set for driver’s licenses that requires things like digital photographs and features to prevent counterfeiting.  Those states now have until Jan. 22, 2018 to comply.  If states don’t do anything, their residents may have to show a passport to get on a plane. 

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