LA REAL ID bill heads to Governor

by Associated Press  |  published on May 31, 2016

Louisiana’s drivers should get to choose whether they want a driver’s license that complies with the federal REAL ID security law, state lawmakers have decided.

With a 28-9 vote Monday and little discussion, the Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill by Sen. Yvonne Dorsey Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, that lets a driver decide between a license that meets the federal act requirements or one that does not.

The measure goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who pushed the bill as part of his legislative package and intends to sign it into law. The same provisions will apply to state-issued identification cards, giving people a choice between the two varieties.

Propelling the debate was worry that Louisiana residents without a REAL ID-compliant license could need a passport or other federally approved identification to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings within a few years.

  • Rodney Steward

    Is this BS REAL, of course U want something REAL!! This could just set up a smoke screen for muslims! With so many blacks converting to islam, this could help set up some sort of an attack, and I think the MAIN reason is it will be accepted as their voter ID! Anybody want to bet she’s black!!

Google Analytics Alternative