Tag: real id

Virginia driver’s license doesn’t meet federal Real ID requirements

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new driver’s license next year to bring the state in compliance with a sweeping federal law that tightens security requirements for state-issued identification. Virginia is one of several states scrambling to comply with the controversial 2005 domestic security program known as the Real ID Act, […]

REAL ID available to Minnesotans beginning next year

Minnesotans will be able to get REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards next year under a law signed by Gov. Dayton this week. The law now allows the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services to begin the process of meeting the requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. DPS was […]

After nearly a decade of opposition, Alaska may pass ID card legislation

Alaska is closer than ever to becoming part of the national ID system known as REAL ID. On Monday, the Alaska Senate voted 14-5 to allow the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles to abide by the federal REAL ID law. The House approved a similar measure on Saturday and confirmed its action with a procedural […]

Missouri appears most entrenched holdout on Real ID mandates

Some Missouri lawmakers are so concerned about stricter driver’s license requirements mandated by the federal government that they’re determined to defy the standards, risking new hassles next year for residents trying to fly or enter military installations. Of the handful of states that haven’t fully enacted key provisions of the 2005 Real ID Act, Missouri […]

Maine REAL ID compliance bill signed into law

Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill that will bring Maine into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. The governor signed the bill on Friday. Maine was one of a handful of states not in compliance with the federal law. “As we work on this process, we have been reassured Maine will be extended […]

Alaska House will urge congress to scrap Real ID Act

The act is an effort to improve reliability and accuracy when issuing state identification documents, to inhibit a terrorist’s ability to evade detection by using fraudulent identification. If Alaska fails to become compliant with the Real ID Act, it could keep people from being able to board a plane or enter a federal facility such […]

Missouri governor says Trump might intervene on Real ID Act

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Tuesday that President Donald Trump may be considering whether to halt or delay a federal identification requirement that could soon prevent residents from Missouri and some other states from using their driver’s licenses to board airplanes. Greitens told Missouri reporters that he spoke with members of Trump’s administration about the […]

Real ID Update | Prophecy Update

Is REAL ID the beginning of the Mark of the Beast? Revelation warns about a false Messiah, the Antichrist, who will be given power over “all kindreds, and tongues, and nations,” (Revelation 13:7). The Bible also describes the False Prophet, who causes all to receive “a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” […]

Column: Privacy and REAL ID in Missouri

In 2009 the Missouri General Assembly correctly represented the sentiment of the people when they took a principled stand to protect our personal information — that’s when they passed the law that forbids the state from participating in the federal REAL ID program. They knew that the REAL ID card would ultimately become a Big […]

Minnesota Senate Votes Down REAL ID Bill

Supporters of REAL ID in Minnesota saw their bill get voted down by the state Senate on Monday. Democrats and some Republicans voted against the plan that would have created a high-security driver’s license in Minnesota. In 2005, Congress approved the REAL ID Act. It requires state-issued driver’s licenses to meet certain information standards by […]