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Rep. Daines Introduces Legislation to Repeal REAL ID

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Representative Steve Daines introduced legislation to repeal federal mandates for drivers' licenses, including the REAL ID Act of 2005.

The Republican Congressman introduced the "Repeal ID Act of 2014" in Helena on Thursday, alongside Montana Attorney General Tim Fox.

He said it would work to protect Montana's right to reject the Department of Homeland Security's new ID requirements by fully repealing Section II of the REAL ID Act of 2005. Section II establishes national standards for driver's licenses and identification cards.

The legislation comes after the Department of Homeland Security recently announced it would enforce the REAL ID Act in phases and require passengers traveling through TSA checkpoints at all airports across the county to have REAL ID cards by 2016.

Montana is one of 13 states currently not in compliance with the law.

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