Legislature Reaches Deal on Real ID

Legislature Reaches Deal on Real ID Photo: KSTP

May 17, 2017 06:42 PM

Minnesota legislators finally appear to have a deal on Real ID, the enhanced identification that'll eventually be required to pass airport security.

The House passed the REAL ID bill bill 120-11 Wednesday afternoon and the Senate passed the measure 57-8 Wednesday night. KSTP's Tom Hauser has reported Governor Mark Dayton has said he will sign the bill.

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Minnesota Public Radio reports the deal to bring the state's driver's licenses and identification cards up to federal security standards was delayed by a dispute over giving driver's licenses for immigrants without proper ID. That issue now has moved to a separate bill.

RELATED: Lawmakers to Tackle Real ID Issue Once Again

Congress put the ID requirements in place in 2005 as a terrorism response measure, but some states resisted what they thought was a heavy-handed rule that raised privacy concerns. Minnesota is one of the last states to make sure its driver's licenses follow the standards.

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