Budget crisis may keep Oklahoma from becoming Real ID compliant

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma recently took steps to become compliant with the federal Real ID Act, but officials now say the state doesn't have the money to follow through.

The project must be funded by the Department of Public Safety, and officials there said there's no room in their budget to pay for the multi-million dollar project.

If Oklahoma does not become complaint, residents will need to use passports to enter a federal building and get through airport security.

DPS officials expect implementation to take 24-30 months once funding is available.

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