- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officials say it’ll continue to accept Oklahoma driver’s licenses as valid identification for domestic flights for a couple more years even though they don’t comply with a federal act calling for states to improve their ID systems.

Department of Homeland Security spokesman Aaron Rodriguez tells The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1Pjxoi2 ) that the deadline for compliance with the Real ID Act is Jan. 22, 2018, but that the state could get an extension through Oct. 1, 2020.

The act aims to ensure the reliability and accuracy of driver’s licenses. Some legislators believe the federal government is overreaching its bounds by requiring Oklahoma to make a change

Residents could be forced to show an alternative ID, such as a passport, to get on a domestic flight if the state doesn’t eventually comply with the act.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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