Maine Receives Reprieve for Federal Real ID Act Enforcement

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Maine, (AP) The state of Maine is receiving a reprieve for enforcement of the Federal Real ID Act.

The Secretary of State says the grace period lasts until January 22nd.

That means Mainers can use their ID's to board commercial aircraft.

State legislation passed this year requires Maine to comply with Federal Real ID guidelines.

Such requirements include the use of facial recognition technology on license photos and the retention of copies of birth certificates.

Maine's Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to begin producing Real ID compliant driver's licenses by July 2019.

Federal officials will require compliant ID's to board commercial aircraft in 2020.