- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says a grace period to the federal REAL ID Act will allow Oklahomans to continue using state-issued driver licenses and identification cards to enter military bases and most federal facilities.

An extension allowing federal agencies to accept the licenses and ID cards expired Saturday, but DPS says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a three-month grace period.

The REAL ID Act signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2005 is an effort to make driver licenses less susceptible to counterfeit or forgery. A 2007 Oklahoma law prohibits implementation of some provisions of the act. Lawmakers cited the cost of complying and concerns over personal information that would be provided.

DPS, Gov. Fallin and lawmakers say they are working on the issue.

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