Lawmaker hopes to find solution to Real ID Act

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 06:23:22-05

When Missouri law makers took issue with the Real ID Act in 2009, Republican Rep. Ryan Silvey introduced a bill to give people options.

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"Allow that state to issue a compliant version, allow the state to issue a non-compliant version and let people choose when they go into get their license which one they want to do, that's all there is to it," said Silvey. 

He’s hoping after six years, Missouri law makers will warm up to that idea again. Silvey plans to re-introduce this bill Monday.

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"Back in 2009 it was still new to everybody nobody really had a frame of reference so I think now hopefully we have enough of a frame of reference to get something done," said Silvey.

It was in 2009 the senate passed a different bill to reject Homeland Securities new measures.

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Starting Sunday, Missouri licenses cannot be used in Missouri’s three military bases, and other federal facilities. Homeland Security announced earlier this week licenses not complaint with the Real ID act by 2018 will not get you on a plane, even if the flight is domestic.

Silvey hopes now that time had passed-something might change.

"Hopefully my colleagues will allow people to choose for themselves whether to participate or not," said Silvey.


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