SANTA FE – New Mexico has gotten another extension to comply with the federal Real ID Act, meaning current driver’s licenses should be good again as identification at secure federal facilities.
Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has OK’d the extension through Oct. 10 of this year.
That followed the Legislature’s recent passage of a bill to bring the state into compliance with the stricter identification requirements of Real ID.
The bill is awaiting action by Martinez, who has told federal officials she will sign it. The deadline for signing or vetoing bills passed during the 30-day session that ended last week is March 9.