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  Josh Maupin was excited for driver’s ed class.

The 27-year-old was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, a developmental disability that means he has to take more time to learn and process concepts. He gets distracted easily.

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The federal government has given Kentucky more time to overhaul its driver's license program.

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A bill that would centralize Kentucky’s driver’s licensing program and bring the state into compliance with federal ID card rules has received initial approval from a legislative committee.

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Kentuckians can use their drivers' licenses to enter certain federal buildings until at least June 6 after the U.S. government granted the state more time to comply with a federal law.

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State officials have requested an extension to bring the state’s driver license policies into compliance with federal regulations to avoid locking out Kentuckians from federal institutions, nuclear facilities and eventually, commercial airplanes.

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Kentuckians would have to pay $48 to get a new driver's license beginning in 2019 in order to board domestic flights under a bill that has cleared the Senate and is moving through the House.

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Air travelers from Illinois and Missouri can still use their driver’s licenses as valid identification at airports, though that was set to change Sunday.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to Kentucky for meeting requirements of the new identification security law known as REAL ID – meaning a Kentucky driver’s license is still sufficient for gaining access to most federal buildings.

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The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is requesting over 7 and a half million dollars to supplement its budget after a planned windfall from driver's license fees failed to materialize.  A 2011 bill allowed the state to revoke the licenses of people who don’t pay criminal fines and court costs.

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Tennessee State government is opening self-service kiosks that will allow drivers to renew or replace their driver licenses and state identification cards that will hopefully reduce lines and wait times.

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