Missouri granted REAL ID extension


WASHINGTON – Missouri state IDs are in the clear for travel next year, as it seems a federal extension has been granted for REAL IDs.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler announced on Twitter that she “received news that Missouri drivers licenses will be counted as ‘real IDs’ … through Oct 2018,” news much of Missouri has been waiting for after the General Assembly passed a REAL ID bill last year.

Missouri IDs are now in the clear for 11 more months, with eyes turning to the Department of Revenue to begin issuing state IDs compliant with the federal law. DOR previously stated it would take them 18 months to issue REAL ID compliant identification.

Email from DOR legislative liaison Mark Siettman





Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts the #moleg podcast. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.

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