Real ID bill heads to Gov. Bevin's desk

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentuckians will have the option of purchasing "voluntary travel IDs" to replace their driver's licenses under a bill headed to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's desk.
 
The Senate gave final passage to House Bill 410 by a vote of 26-11 on Wednesday. It would bring the state into compliance with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
 
Kentucky residents could pay an extra $5 to have a driver's license that complies with the federal law. Anyone who doesn't pay would have a standard driver's license. Beginning in January, a federally compliant license is needed to board domestic flights or enter U.S. military bases.
 
Bevin vetoed similar legislation last year. But this year, he has promised to sign it.

© 2017 Associated Press


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