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Bobby Jindal rejects LA’s Real ID Law/0 Comments/in Industry News /by IDscan.net
The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, has vetoed LA’s REAL ID bill passed in Louisiana.
A couple of months ago, the Louisiana legislature adopted the REAL ID bill to ensure Louisiana’s driver’s licenses complied with federal regulation. By 2016, these new REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses will be required for anyone who wants to enter federally-owned premises or board a plane.
Governor Jindal stated that Louisiana had at least 18 months before they had to comply with LA’s REAL ID regulation. In the short-term, he did not want to expose local residents to “unnecessary federal oversight” by offering REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses.
Although Louisiana has chosen not to pursue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses, our software is still able to read them. Our desktop, tablet, and mobile software solutions can read any type of ID including military and hunting/fishing licenses from the US or Canada.
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New MN Enhanced Driver’s License. What is it?/0 Comments/in Industry News /by IDscan.net
Do you know what an enhanced driver’s license is?
Minnesota is just one of five states that offer an enhanced driver’s license. This license costs $15 extra and looks very different from the typical license.
What does an enhanced driver’s license get you? With this license, you can travel between Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas without a passport. The license itself is a lot more stiff and has the word enhanced on the front with an American flag.
Inside the license is an RFID (radio frequency identification chip) that is used at the border to verify your identity against a federal database. This is the same type of database that is used for passports.
Our software is programmed to read any type of enhanced ID. Our parsing engine is the most up to date on the market and reads IDs from all 50 US states, 8 Canadian provinces, and all Mexican provinces. To learn more about our solutions, please visit our solutions page.
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Ohio’s REAL ID Driver’s License can be used as a Passport/0 Comments/in Industry News /by IDscan.net
Ohio has approved legislation that would change its driver’s licenses format to be REAL ID compliant. The REAL ID act is a result of 9/11 legislation and seeks to create a unified driver’s license format for all states in the US.
One of the major benefits of the REAL ID compliant driver’s license is the ability for it to serve as a passport when traveling to Canada or Mexico by land or sea. However, many concerns have arisen about REAL ID’s intrusion on states rights. Individuals would not be required to get a new ID as a result of this legislation.
Other states that have REAL ID compliant licenses include New York, Michigan, Vermont, Washington, and Minnesota. The new license costs about $50.
REAL ID approved by Louisiana Senate/0 Comments/in Industry News /by IDscan.net
In Louisiana, legislation was approved to allow local residents to obtain a driver’s license that is compliant with the REAL ID Act.
House Bill 907 will provide the option for Louisiana residents to obtain a REAL ID driver’s license or one that does not comply with federal standards. Several REAL ID opponents worry that the REAL ID Act may lead to additional governmental intrusion into state affairs.
The REAL ID program began following 9/11. It creates security standards for all drivers’ licenses. States that don’t implement REAL ID may cause residents to be rejected when using their driver’s license as identification to obtain a boarding pass.
To read the full story, please visit The Advocate website.
Driver’s License Renewal Change in Hawaii/0 Comments/in Driver's License & IDs, Industry News /by IDscan.net
Beginning on THursday, Hawaii residents must show two documents that prove their residency in order to obtain a Hawaii driver’s license or state ID card.
The documents must include the applicant’s name, address, and proof of residency. Eligible documents include their current driver’s license, vehicle registration or title, voter registration card, or other mail from a government or medical entity. These documents must be recent and cannot be more than two years old. Other options include a utility bill, a checking or savings account statement, and a payroll check or stub.
This changes are an attempt by Hawaii to be more compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005. The fee for a state ID on Kauai will also increase from $4 to $32 and will be valid for up to 8 years.
To read the full story, please visit the Garden Island website.