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SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE IS UNVEILING A NEW DRIVER’S LICENSE PROCESS.

 

THE CHANGES ARE DESIGNED TO BOOST SECURITY, PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT AND MEET FEDERAL REAL I-D REQUIREMENTS. UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM…SECRETARY WHITE SAYS ANYONE RENEWING THEIR LICENSE WILL NOT BE HANDED AN UPDATED CARD RIGHT AWAY.

 

 

THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS SAID THE TEMPORARY PAPER LICENSES CAN BE USED FOR AIR TRAVEL. THE NEW PROCESS WILL BE ESTABLISHED STATEWIDE BY THE END OF JULY.

 

INSTEAD OF GETTING A NEW CARD RIGHT AWAY WHEN YOU GO TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE OR I-D…YOU’LL GET A TEMPORARY PAPER LICENSE WHICH IS VALID FOR 45 DAYS. YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE RUN THROUGH A FRAUD CHECK, AND A NEW CARD MAILED TO YOU. SECRETARY OF STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL JIM BURNS SAYS THE NEW SYSTEM IS NEEDED TO IMPROVE SECURITY AND MEET FEDERAL REAL I-D REQUIREMENTS.

 

BURNS SAYS THE NEW PROCESS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN ALL DRIVER’S LICENSE FACILITIES BY THE END OF JULY.

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