Kentucky Representative Calls New Driver’s License System “Substandard”

Kentucky’s new driver’s license system is being called into question by some elected officials. On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, during a presentation by Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Henderson to highlight how the cabinet will begin issuing two types of driver’s licenses in 2019, Representative Steve Riggs of Louisville called the system substandard. Riggs said those renewing or getting their licenses will be confused about which one to get. Congress passed the REAL ID law as a homeland-security measure in 2005. In 2016, Governor Matt Bevin vetoed legislation that would have brought Kentucky’s driver’s licenses into compliance with federal law. The new driver’s license and personal ID system will rollout in January 2019, with citizens being able to choose between the “Standard Credential” and the “Voluntary Travel ID.”

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