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Fallin signs REAL ID bill

Team Radio Marketing Group - March 2, 2017 3:17 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today, joined by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz and House Speaker Charles McCall, signed House Bill 1845, the REAL ID compliance bill. The new law will allow persons to obtain a compliant REAL ID driver’s license or identification card.

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate gave overwhelming support to HB 1845. It passed the House 78-18 and won 35-11 approval in the Senate.

HB 1845 was a priority measure for the governor, who urged lawmakers during her State of the State address this year to pass a measure that makes Oklahoma compliant with the federal REAL ID Act. HB 1845 is the first measure of this year’s legislative session to be signed into law by the governor.

“I appreciate the hard work and determination of Speaker Charles McCall and President Pro Tem Mike Schulz in getting this legislation crafted and approved overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate,” said Fallin. “I applaud our lawmakers for working in a constructive, bipartisan fashion to get this bill to my desk.

“Our citizens let us know they wanted action on this legislation so they wouldn’t be burdened with the  cost and hassle of providing additional identification to gain entrance to federal buildings, military bases or federal courthouse. And they most certainly didn’t want to have to pay for additional identification, such as a passport, in order to board a commercial airliner beginning in January.  The people spoke and our legislators listened.  And I’m pleased to sign House Bill 1845 into law.”

 

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