- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska says it has received a reprieve from national proof-of-identity standards as it works to comply with that law.

The Alaska Department of Administration says it has received a grace period from enforcement of the federal REAL ID Act until Jan. 22.

The department, in a release, says the state has sought an additional grace period until October 2020. That is when, it says, all Alaskans will need a REAL ID-compliant card or other acceptable form of federal identification for domestic air travel.

State legislation passed earlier this year lets Alaskans choose whether to get a compliant ID.

Alaska’s Division of Motor Vehicles plans to begin producing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses in January 2019.

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