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Missouri legislators could debate changes to drivers licenses

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Missouri legislators could debate changes to drivers licenses

(KTRS) – Missouri legislators say they will try to find ways to bring driver’s licenses into compliance with federal guidelines. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Missouri residents would not be able to use their licenses to enter federal facilities. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, the federal government toughened […]

Missouri legislators could debate changes to drivers licenses

(KTRS) – Missouri legislators say they will try to find ways to bring driver’s licenses into compliance with federal guidelines.

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Missouri residents would not be able to use their licenses to enter federal facilities. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, the federal government toughened identification rules. Missouri lawmakers refused to adopt the changes, saying they feared the development of a national identification card. But that has yet to happen more than 14 years later.

Some Missouri lawmakers worry that without changes, Missouri residents could eventually face difficulty using their ID when trying to board planes. No such restrictions are set to begin. Missouri ID’s comply with 34 of 40 federal requirements.

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