House revives effort to make meet REAL ID standards

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House has revived an effort that will allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

The proposal passed the Senate but stalled in the House. An amendment added to an ADOT bill early Thursday revives the proposal as part of Senate Bill 1274.

Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he was aware of the issue and expected a successful legislative resolution.

The Transportation Security Administration is set to stop accepting Arizona driver's licenses at airports in January 2016.

Sen. Bob Worsley of Mesa says his bill allows residents to choose if they want to get a REAL ID Act-compliant license.

The act was passed after 9/11 to set up minimum security standards for licenses and identification cards.

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