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Jindal vetoes REAL ID bill

11 months ago June 21, 2014 Jun 21, 2014 Saturday, June 21 2014 Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:24:29 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that allows Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the security measures of the federal REAL ID law.

Jindal said he vetoed the bill Friday at the request of Louisiana State Police, which pushed the change. Jindal says the agency requested more time to "vet this change."

The Eagle Forum, the Louisiana Family Forum and Tea Party of Louisiana had urged him to veto Rep. Karen St. Germain's bill that would have allowed people to get REAL ID-compliant licenses on a voluntary basis if they want them.

In 2016, people will need a license or state identification card that is REAL ID-compliant to board all domestic flights or otherwise produce a passport or other federal ID or face intense questioning from security.

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