WPR News
8:57 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Real ID change should not impact Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wy – The Department of Homeland Security hopes to replace the 4 billion dollar Real ID law with a less stringent and cheaper provision called Pass ID. Real ID required states to comply with new federal standards for driver's licenses and other identification. The Wyoming Department of Transportation's Tom Loftin says Wyoming has already made changes to meet those requirements - but the changes should translate to the new proposal.
"Everything Wyoming has done up until this point will not have been in vain because we more or less expected most of the changes that are in this new bill."
Many states, including Wyoming, have said Real ID is an unfunded mandate that puts sensitive personal information like social security numbers at risk. Eleven states have refused to comply with Real ID.