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Maine has new temporary waiver for Real ID compliance

AUGUSTA - Maine has been given more time to comply with the Real ID Act.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap told us Maine now has until January 22 to bring itself into compliance or face penalties.

 

Real ID calls for enhanced security measures on identification to help prevent terrorist attacks.

 

Maine is one of the states that resisted the new rules, but Dunlap said the federal government has offered incentives to get the remaining states on board with the program.

 

Maine received a temporary waiver that allows Maine drivers licenses to be used to board commercial aircraft and to enter some federal facilities.

 

Secretary Dunlap stated Maine will begin producing the new enhanced licenses in July.