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arky12 1 year 46 weeks ago

Check out "Real ID Act of 2005" a Federal law under GW Bush. I heard about this back in 2005 or 2006 and even my daughters and I discussed it a few years ago about the additional docs required to fly domestically or enter a Federal bldg. In AR we call it the "enhanced" drivers license and I received a two page information sheet from Arkansas enclosed with my car license renewal this year showing this new license would be required by 2020 otherwise I would have to have two additional ID's to fly or enter a Feeral bldg. They say "protects against fraud and ID theft" In AR it's available in 25 State Revenue offices but not the one near me and I'm in a pretty white, conservative area. In 2016 AR moved from a 4 year to an 8 year drivers license yet didn't bother to inform people renewing their driver's license that it would not be "valid" as a Federal ID in 4 years, so now I have 4 years that requires me to carry two extra ID's if I want to fly. Our license will be marked "Not for Federal identification."

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