Minnesota To Ask For Real ID Extension
Minnesota driver's license are on the verge of being invalid for airport security, but Governor Dayton and legislative leaders are asking the federal officials for more time.
If Minnesota gets an extension, lawmakers could create new driver's licenses that comply with the federal Real ID act. Among other things, the law requires more forms of ID in order to get driver's licenses that will be accepted by airport security.
Without driver's licenses, Minnesotans would need to get other forms of ID such as a passport in order to fly. Federal officials will make the change at some point next year but haven't announced a specific date.
One possible compromise is a two-tiered system, in which Minnesota issues one Real ID-compliant license and one noncompliant license, leaving the choice up to voters. You read the full article here and let me know what you think about this extension in the comments below.