By State Representative Todd Russ
One of the first bills lawmakers likely will face in the coming legislative session, which starts February 6, will be to address Oklahoma’s compliance with the federal REAL ID Act.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently granted Oklahoma an extension until June to comply with the portion of the 2005 federal law that will allow Oklahomans into federal buildings and onto military bases. The extension originally was denied in October. In January, 2018, all commercial airlines will require a compliant ID.