That leaves Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as the five remaining states subject to enforcement. Department of Homeland Security, which aims to fight fraud and identify theft. The cards themselves will also be built using new technology, making them much more difficult to forge. Limitations The Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a Federal facility such as to enter the public areas of the Smithsonian nor does it prohibit an agency from accepting other forms of identity documents other than documents from non-compliant states such as a U. Missouri passed a law in 2009 forbidding state officials from implementing the law. However, only about four of every 10 Americans have a passport, according to the.
If your employees only ever travel domestically, they may not have a passport and have been using their drivers license to travel for business. The information-sharing provisions are a big reason why , saying it would effectively be the equivalent of a national identification card. There is a chance that you will still be allowed to fly if you forget your identification, but only if you have another acceptable form of identification — and you should know that privilege only exists until 2020. Some travelers in those 27 states have been scrambling to get new licenses to meet the previous Jan. The law was originally scheduled to go into effect in 2008 but was subject to repeated delays. While some news outlets have reported that the two-year reprieve from enforcement applies to all states, spokesperson Mike England has confirmed by email that this is not the case.
Description and Schedule of Enforcement Phases The following enforcement measures are cumulative, with measures in each phase remaining in effect through successive phases. If accepted, the new extension would give each state additional time to adjust to the new rules. After all, not everyone travels internationally. Also, on December 29, showing that Alaska, New Jersey, and South Carolina have all received extensions until October. We will continue to keep readers updated on the act. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, no sooner than 2016, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.
By the January deadline, residents from states not in compliance with the law, or those not granted an extension, will need a passport, passport card, or to get past airport security checkpoints. However, we felt that the information is important for U. Minnesota and American Samoa are already listed as non-compliant. In several states, however, restrictions on entering federal buildings could kick in as early as January 10. Only about half the states have complied already with the program Congress created in 2005, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks Sept. However, any restrictions on air travel won't go into place without at least 120 days' notice, and no state has received such a notice yet. The roll out of these security changes is incremental, but significant.
Travelzoo will update our readers when there are updates to these new policies and. Those states are: Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Texas. Tuesday, May 24th, Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, announced the steps Illinois will take to achieve compliance. Missouri and Illinois residents visiting a federal facility can provide another form of identification or follow procedures that the facility allows for persons without acceptable identification. Your old one will be returned to you after a hole is punched in it.
Below, a snapshot of where each state lies. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. In the meantime, the applicant will receive a temporary paper to serve as their identification. Those states facing the deadline shouldn't be hopeful for a last-minute reprieve. Federal agencies can accept driver's licenses and identification cards from Illinois at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants. The 2009 law was eventually lifted, allowing Minnesota state agencies to converse with the federal government about adopting the act.
The 23 states, plus Puerto Rico and other U. Here is what your employees need to know. Compliant identification cards will need to include technology that makes the cards scan-able. Illinois will begin the process to become compliant this summer. Still unclear is how much longer any additionally extended deadline would give the territories to prepare, or any legal repercussions that could be exacted upon the states.
The federal government has no authority to force Missouri to change our driver's license system. Up until recently, that was not a problem. Law enforcement must be able to rely on government-issued identification documents and know that the bearer of such a document is who he or she claims to be. Compliant States A majority of states— 27, plus the District of Colombia—are already considered compliant with the law change. The renewed push for compliance comes at a time when concerns about terrorism are again high due to recent bloody attacks in Paris and California.