REAL ID bill advances out of La. Senate

REAL ID bill advances out of La. Senate

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The future of REAL ID now rests in the House at the State Capitol.

With a vote of 28-8, the Senate advanced a bill allowing the federally-compliant ID cards to be distributed in Louisiana.

HB 702, sponosored by Rep. Jimmy Harris, D-New Orleans, would also allow people to request a card not-compliant with REAL ID instead.

However, those individuals would need to present another form of identification like a passport if they want to fly domestically starting in 2018.

Opponents to the bill have expressed concerns over privacy.

A similar bill, SB 227, is already pending on the House floor.

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