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Homeland Security Enforcing REAL ID Act

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The US Department of Homeland Security has some issues with drivers licenses in Montana.

The Department indicates Montana's licenses don't meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, which sets minimum-security standards for Ids, like drivers licenses. Homeland Security is providing a list of the provisions Montana does not meet. If the issue isn't resolved by 201, Montanans would no longer be able to go into federal facilities or get on airplanes using their drivers licenses.

"We don't need another federal database," said Governor Steve Bullock. "The Attorney General said no. The legislature said no. And the Governor's office will continue to say no because really we have forgery proof ID cards. We've taken great steps to improve the security of our driver's licenses."

The Governor says the state won't give in and will tell Homeland Security Montana licenses are secure.