Gov. Gibbons to enact Real ID; challenges remain |

Gov. Gibbons to enact Real ID; challenges remain

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Gov. Jim Gibbons plans to issue an emergency regulation enacting the federal Real ID Act, despite opposition and possible delays by the federal government.

Starting in January, those seeking their first Nevada driver’s license will be required to show a birth certificate, a Social Security card and documents verifying their residency.

Eventually all Nevadans would be required to show such ID to renew their licenses.

Gibbons and other supporters say it will thwart terrorists and illegal immigrants from obtaining identification cards.

But state lawmakers are threatening to kill the regulation after the end of a 120-day emergency regulation period.

Forty-six states have filed protests over the Real ID Act because of costs and privacy concerns.

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