State: Ga on track for Real ID requirements

12:57 AM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
Georgia State Capitol (East side)
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ROME, Ga. -- The state of Georgia says it is meeting federal requirements for new citizen identification cards.

States have until Jan. 15 to fulfill requirements for issuing a national ID. Requirements for individuals to actually carry the IDs don't start phasing in until the end of 2014.

Susan Sport of the Department of Driver Services says the state is in compliance with the law.

The Real ID Act was passed in 2005. Only people with verified identification will be able to fly, enter federal buildings or otherwise conduct business with the government.

After initially balking, Georgia legislators put the new standards into effect in July.

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