Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

NEW MEXICO ISSUES ONE-MILLIONTH REAL ID-COMPLIANT DRIVER LICENSE

CLOVIS (KSMX)- New Mexico now has 1 million residents with driver’s licenses or identification cards that comply with tougher federal ID requirements that will take effect in 2020. According to the Associated Press, officials with the state Taxation and Revenue Department say people have just over a year to meet the deadline under the Real ID Act. This was passed in 2005 to strengthen rules for identification for airline flights and at federal facilities such as military bases.

About 70 percent of New Mexico licenses and identification cards now carry the gold star that marks them as being Real ID-compliant.

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