Ky. drivers licenses not yet up to federal standard under 'REAL ID Act'

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by Michaela MacDonald

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky is one of nine states not yet in compliance with all the federal regulations on driver’s license issuance.

The Department of Homeland Security has started the enforcement of the 2005 Real ID Act, which allows the federal government to set standards for the issuance of driver’s licenses.

Starting July 21st, a second form of ID could be required to enter restricted areas of federal facilities. If the state is not in compliance by 2016, you may need a second form of ID to board an airplane.

Lisa Tolliver with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they are working on compliance and have applied for an extension. 17 states have been granted extensions until October.

Tolliver says after updating the state license in 2012, they do not need to physically change the license. They have to streamline the way licenses are dispersed. She says that's more difficult for Kentucky because it does not have the traditional DMV format.

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