TAYLORSVILLE — A Utah lawmaker is drafting a bill to allow the state to make new driver licenses, because an ID from Utah may not be enough to get you through airport security in the near future.
Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, says Utah driver licenses are missing that small gold star that would indicate the state complies with the 2005 Real ID Act, requiring states to follow Homeland Security vetting guidelines for identification.
“If your driver’s license does not meet the provision, you won’t be allowed to board a plane,” Harper says.
Utah officials thought they had until the year 2020 to add those stars, but the Department of Homeland Security says the state is currently under review to be recertified. Harper is signing onto a measure that would push the state forward.
“We’re just saying, ‘State, issue new driver’s license that has that symbol in it,’ and we’re done,” Harper says.
If the state doesn’t issue new licenses soon, travelers could be forced to bring a passport or other form of identification to the airport to clear security screening.
Today’s Top Stories
- Family announces they’ll say goodbye to Dixie, a dog burned for revenge
- Parents, teachers, students sound off on later school start times
- ‘Anonymous’ hacker group threatens to “expose many crimes” of Minneapolis PD
- New motorcycle law in Utah
- Australian woman arrested for inciting anti-lockdown protests
- “Bonus Bucks” program encourages shopping and dining in Salt Lake City
- SLC School Board Member: vote to hold classes online was partly political
- How to prepare home and family for an earthquake
- The future of Bountiful High School’s mascot discussed last night
- Vail Resorts CEO talks about social distancing for ski season at Park City Mountain