71°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
76°
67°
80%
Mon
86°
64°
20%
Tue
82°
57°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

La. Senate agrees to allow REAL ID driver's licenses

10 months ago Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:14:36 AM CDT May 27, 2014 Tuesday, May 27 2014 May 27, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has narrowly agreed to repeal a six-year-old law that prohibits state officials from issuing driver's licenses that comply with federally-mandated security features.

Under federal law, REAL ID-compliant licenses will be required to board domestic airline flights by 2016. Without such an ID, passengers will be required to produce a passport or could be subject to intense questioning from airport security.

Critics of the REAL ID law have raised privacy concerns.

Senators voted 21-16 to allow compliance with the REAL ID law on a voluntary basis in Louisiana. Drivers who don't want the compliant licensed could opt out. The bill needed 20 votes to pass.

The proposal heads back to the House for consideration of Senate changes.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Not Available
71°
69°
Sun
T-Storms
76°
67°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
86°
64°
Tue
Mostly Sunny
82°
57°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
81°
59°