The extension means SC driver's licenses and other identification cards will continue to be accepted to board domestic flights and enter secure federal buildings and military installations through Oct 10, 2018.
Montana has received an extension from the Department of Homeland Security as it works to get the state in compliance with the Real ID Act. "What Motor Vehicle Division will continue to do at this point is communicate those timelines now that we have a firm one-year extension to continue with our implementation of Real ID". The new deadline is October 10, 2018.
Minnesotans can continue to use their driver's licenses for federal purposes such as boarding airplanes and accessing federal facilities now until January 22, 2018. Lawmakers passed a measure this year creating a two-tiered licensing system that was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. It is anticipated this is the last extension request the state will have to submit.
The state of Montana plans to be issuing Real ID-compliant credentials by January of 2019.
After October 2020, only REAL ID compliant credentials will be accepted for this goal.
You can find more details on the Montana Department of Justice website. The alternative was another federally issued identification, like a passport.
The new IDs have security features not included on current driver's licenses.
The state estimates that REAL IDs will be available to the public starting in the first quarter of 2018.
Congressman Greg Gianforte: "The federal government has granted the state more time to comply with REAL ID requirements". MSU-B has agreed to develop the campaign free-of-charge, with the state only shouldering costs for student materials, research, advertisement printing and on-air ad placement.