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Victory: Oklahoma Moves to Enact Law Accommodating Religious Objections to Biometric Photo Requirement on Drivers’ Licenses

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May 18, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Spurred on by a lawsuit filed by attorneys for The Rutherford Institute, the Oklahoma State Legislature is poised to enact a law that protects individuals from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by submitting to a biometric photograph as a condition of obtaining a driver’s license. 505 more words

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Illinois Upgrading Security for Driver's Licenses, ID Cards

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois will soon begin mailing more secure driver’s licenses and ID cards to applicants as the state works to meet tighter federal security standards, officials said Tuesday. 223 more words


No more immediate driver's licenses or IDs issued in Illinois

Illinois applicants will no longer get their permanent driver’s licenses and ID cards right away, as the state changes to a background checking system to comply with federal REAL ID requirements. 332 more words


Minnesota's Real ID bill clears Senate, House to discuss it next week

Major changes would be coming to the Minnesota Driver’s License under a bill that was approved by the state Senate on Thursday.

Minnesota would begin issuing Real ID compliant licenses, which means that Minnesotans will be able to use their driver’s licenses in the future to board commercial flights. 295 more words


Lawmakers Move Forward On Real ID Complaint Bill

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward on a bill to comply with the new federal Real ID law.

It means changing everybody’s driver’s license in the state to newer, high security versions, and it would not allow Minnesotans to opt out. 66 more words


Old Licenses In Question With Real ID Upgrades

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Republicans advanced a bill Monday that wouldn’t allow Minnesota residents to keep their older IDs as the state makes upgrades to satisfy the federal government — the latest in the list of issues the Legislature will need to address as lawmakers weigh how to comply with Real ID. 352 more words


For Real ID Upgrade, It May Pay To Wait

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some lawmakers are pressing to quickly upgrade Minnesota driver’s licenses to meet federal standards, but state officials say it would pay to wait. 420 more words