Bill Proposed To Assist with REAL ID

In an effort to help prevent any travel disruptions that would begin October 1 with the REAL ID deadline, Congress proposed the “Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020”, put forward by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) This bill would let travelers flying domestically, who already have PreCheck use it as an alternative if they do not yet have their REAL ID. The bill would force the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to accept PreCheck enrollment as a substitute to REAL ID identification for domestic travel until April 1, 2022. This way TSA will not delay screening procedures for people who do not yet have a REAL ID. The Trusted Traveler Relief Act would also let state motor vehicle agencies create procedures for people to apply for the REAL ID online and submit electronic documents and photos. The REAL ID Act beginning on October 1, 2020, will require U.S. travelers to show a state-issued REAL ID driver’s license or ID card. The REAL ID Act came to be in 2005. Approximately 16% of Americans believe they are ready for this change over to REAL ID, this will cause major delays in airports if they are noncompliant. Taking action before October 1 is critical so the Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act was born.

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