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Carl's Capitol Comments


February 19, 2017

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives were able to accomplish a big win for the state last week.

A REAL ID bill passed the House Floor with a bipartisan vote of 78-18. The measure brings the state into compliance with federal law for licenses and identification cards.

Currently, Oklahoma has an exemption from the Department of Homeland Security allowing our state-issued licenses to be accepted at federal buildings and military bases. But that exemption is set to expire in June. Furthermore, beginning next year, you will need a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card...

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