NCSL Analysis of Real ID Final Regulations
On January 11, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the long-awaited final regulations to implement the Real ID. The final regulations incorporate a number of recommendations made to DHS by NCSL, governors and motor vehicle administrators. DHS estimates the costs for states to implement the Real ID will not exceed $3.9 billion. NCSL will be providing a series of documents that summarize different sections of the regulations, which includes a comparison of the requirements to the recommendations included in the September 2006 report— The Real ID: National Impact Analysis—issued by NCSL, governors and motor vehicle administrators.
To view a copy of the final regulations, click here.
To view an archive of NCSL analysis on the Real ID, click here.
- Brief 1: Deadlines, Definition of Official Purpose, Reenrollment, State Certification, State Exceptions Process, and Funds;
Download PDF Version, Brief 1.
- Brief 2: Verification of Identification Documents; National Databases; Privacy Protections;
Download PDF Version, Brief 2.
- Brief 3: Physical Security of DMV Facilities and Databases; Employee and Applicant Background Checks;
Download PDF Version, Brief 3.
- Brief 4: Requirements for the Real ID Compliant Card;
Download PDF Version, Brief 4.
- Brief 5: Issuance of Non-Compliant and Temporary Driver’s License and Identification Cards;
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- Brief 6: Document and Record Retention;
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- Brief 7: Renewal and Reissuance of Real ID Compliant Cards
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- Brief 8: State Security Plans and Reporting Requirements
Download PDF Version, Brief 8.
A copy of the final regulations, the September 2006 report, and other resources on Real ID are available at: http://www.ncsl.org/realid/