New Mexico gov. vows to comply with federal ID law

October 11, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez asked a federal agency on Wednesday whether there will be another extension of a looming deadline to comply with a nationwide law imposing security standards for driver’s licenses.

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Martinez asked for clarification on what will happen to New Mexico — and potentially other states — if they fail by 2013 to meet requirements of the Real ID Act, which was enacted in 2005.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 17 states have passed laws Login to read more

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