Arizona Senate revives effort to meet REAL ID standards

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PHOENIX (AP) -

The Arizona Legislature is making a last-minute effort to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID Act.


Sen. Bob Worsley's efforts have stalled twice in the House but with a looming federal deadline he tacked it onto another bill in the Senate on Wednesday.


The amendment to House Bill 2609 was given initial approval by the Senate Wednesday. A formal vote sends it to the House.


Federal facilities have begun implementing rules for more secure identification documents required under the 2005 REAL ID Act. Airports could begin requiring the documents as early as next year.


Worsley is trying to get allow state officials to provide optional REAL-ID compliance licenses.

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