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OK may need further extensions to comply with the REAL ID Act

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KFOR) –REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state-issued ID’s, making it harder for terrorists to obtain fake IDs.

In 2007, Oklahoma passed a law that said the state wouldn’t comply with the REAL ID Act, citing concerns about how residents’ information was stored. However, beginning next year, a driver’s license or state ID from a state that is not compliant with the REAL ID Act will not be accepted to board a commercial aircraft within the United States.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced that it will begin the process of implementing the new changes on March 2nd but they will not meet the deadline by June 2017 when the extension ends.

According to KFOR, the department says it will likely take between 24 and 30 months to become fully compliant, meaning the state would need several other extensions.

Information provided by KFOR.

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