Lawmakers Vow to Work on Enhanced Licenses

BOISE – Idaho is one of nine states with driver’s license that do not meet enhanced security requirements. Idaho lawmakers say they will try and remedy that problem this session. The enhanced requirements were implemented after the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Starting earlier this month, Idaho licenses can no longer be used to gain access to the Idaho National Lab and some other federal buildings. By 2016, they won’t be valid ID to get on an airplane. Idaho lawmakers rejected the REAL ID requirements in 2008 saying the federal government was violating the 10th Amendment. Twenty-one states have been granted exemptions from the federal government because they were found the be making progress on complying with the new rules.