La. Drivers Licenses May No Longer Be Valid Legal ID
If you fly, you're aware you need to present a valid photo ID to check in, and get your boarding pass. The same is true for entering federal offices, military bases, and courthouses. The Advertiser reports, your Louisiana drivers license may soon be invalid for those purposes.
In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, containing specific requirements for drivers licenses to be valid for such access. The official purpose of the act was to make air travel more difficult for terrorists.
Louisiana, New York, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and American Samoa are not in compliance. Waivers were issued to those states. The waivers are set to expire in the coming months.
Governor Jindal vetoed a measure last year that would have brought Louisiana into compliance. La. State police are expected to apply for an extension next week.