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Changes coming to standard Washington licenses, IDs

Some Washington driver's licenses and identification cards will soon be marked with the words "federal limits apply" as the state moves to comply with a federal law that increased rules for identification needed at airports and federal facilities.

Washington granted Real ID extension

Washington is among about two dozen states that have been granted a year-long extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards.

Washington, other states, now in REAL ID "grace period"

The more than two dozen states and U.S. territories that currently have a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards are now under a grace period through Jan. 22 as the federal government continues its review of states' progress.

Washington granted REAL ID extension through mid-July

Even though Washington state officials asked for an extension from compliance from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards through October 2020, they say that federal officials have informed them that at this point their extension will only be granted through July 10.

House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has passed a measure that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements.The measure was approved by the Democratic-led chamber on a 69-28 bipartisan vote, and it now heads back to the Senate - which passed the bill in February - for concurrence on changes made in the House. More negotiation is expected before a final bill is passed.

Washington granted REAL ID compliance extension

Washington state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards.Last week's letter from the Department of Homeland Security, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, says the extension will run through June 6.

Washington among states that face deadline on REAL ID

Last month, signs started popping up at airports across the country warning travelers that unless their driver's licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states with a limited extension, they'll need additional documentation to board domestic flights starting in January 2018.