Minnesota Lawmakers Set to Vote on Federal ID Standards
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota legislators finally appear to have a deal on
Real ID, the enhanced identification that'll eventually be required to pass
The deal to bring the state's driver's licenses and identification cards up to federal security
standards was delayed by a dispute over giving driver's licenses for immigrants
without proper ID. That issue now has moved to a separate bill.
The House is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday with the Senate planning to
take it up afterward.
Congress put the ID requirements in place in 2005 as a terrorism response
measure, but some states resisted what they thought was a heavy-handed rule that
raised privacy concerns. Minnesota is one of the last states to make sure its
driver's licenses follow the standards.