Maine Gets Reprieve as It Works to Implement REAL ID
Maine says it has received a reprieve from national proof-of-identity standards as it works to comply with the Real ID law.
Not every thing set but we are getting there. According to the Associated Press, Maine's Secretary of State, in a release, says it has received a grace period from enforcement of the federal REAL ID Act until Jan. 22.
That means Mainers can use their IDs to board commercial aircraft.
Maine expects to receive more time to comply.
State legislation passed this year requires Maine to comply with federal REAL ID guidelines. Such requirements include the use of facial recognition technology on license photos and the retention of copies of birth certificates.
Maine's Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to begin producing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses by July 2019. Federal officials will require compliant IDs to board commercial aircraft in 2020 according to AP.