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(SD)-Gov Noem Says SD 99% Compliant With Federal Real ID Rules

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/08/2019 10:15 AM
Pierre, S.D. (AP) -  Governor Kristi Noem says South Dakota is now more than 99% compliant with federal Real ID requirements ahead of next year's deadline.
     Noem said Thursday early work by the state's driver licensing program to meet the deadline means that all eligible South Dakotans, with only a few exceptions, have already been issued a Real ID-compliant license or card.
     The federal Real ID Act sets minimum security standards for licenses and a Real ID-compliant driver's license will be needed to board domestic flights starting Oct. 1, 2020.

     South Dakota began issuing Real ID-compliant licenses and identification cards nearly a decade ago on Dec. 31, 2009. Noem says the October 2020 deadline will have no effect on those with a Real ID license or card issued in South Dakota.


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