Real ID Act coming to Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin will sign a bill to submit Oklahoma to demands concerning biometric identification in the federal Real ID Act.

“I’m pleased to see the Legislature work so quickly on this important issue,” Fallin said after House Bill 1845 passed in the Senate 35-11.

House Bill 1845 was co-authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz and House Speaker Charles McCall.

“This bill brings us into compliance with the federal REAL ID law but also offers an opt-out for those who don’t want a REAL ID license,” said Schulz, R-Altus.

The legislation ensures Oklahomans who choose to get the REAL ID compliant driver license or ID will be able to use that identification to fly or to enter federal facilities while also giving citizens the option of choosing a driver license or ID without biometric information.