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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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A more tamper resistant driver’s license will start popping up in wallets across Kentucky.  The new dual side laminated card includes a digital watermark, hologram, and very fine print.  

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Kentucky drivers' licenses are getting some security upgrades, and circuit court clerks' offices will be installing new equipment to implement the improvements. The Transportation Cabinet said the new license has multiple layers of security features to make it harder for counterfeiters to produce fake IDs. Among the new features are a digital watermark that can't be seen by the human eye, improved lamination, a hologram with an ultraviolet "ghost" image and bank note-quality printing.  Drivers aren't required to obtain the new license until their current one expires.