Kentucky granted extension on federal ID law

Kentucky granted extension on federal ID law
(Provided, TSA)

FOX19 - The Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a nearly year-long extension to comply with federal standards for state identifications, meaning Kentuckians will not face restrictions when entering federal buildings or boarding airplanes.

Congress mandated states replace their resident's drivers licenses that are more difficult to forge more than 10 years ago as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Kentucky failed to meet the Oct. 10 deadline, now has been granted an extension until Oct. 10 2018.

According to officials with the state's Department of Public Affairs, Kentucky IDs themselves meet federal regulations. However, it is security measures that fail to meet standards signed by President George W. Bush in 2005.

Issues include buildings where licenses are made not requiring keypad entry and not having proper monitoring equipment.

The state has not released a timeline or specific plans getting in line with federal regulations.

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