Update on Real ID Act Implementation in South Carolina

May 19, 2017 - As most of you know, Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005. If you’re not following the Real ID issue, here’s a summary from Homeland Security’s website:

The Real ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

As your State Representative, I’m in regular contact with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on the issues related to the national Real ID Act.

I’ve recently received a progress report from SCDMV on Real ID implementation. It includes a memo on Real ID and an updated Real ID FAQ.

Please review and contact me with any questions at garry@garrysmith.org. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you in Columbia.