Some Americans May Soon Need a Passport to Board a Domestic Flight
If you live in New York, New Hampshire, Louisiana or Minnesota, flying domestically may soon become more difficult.
In accordance with the 2005 Real ID Act, which is being implemented in phases, domestic travelers will be required to present an enhanced driver's license starting on January 1, 2016.
The Department of Homeland Security says these four states are still issuing driver's licenses that are not compliant with the law.
Therefore, if you're a resident of New York, New Hampshire, Louisiana or Minnesota, you would need to present a second form of ID to the TSA, such as a passport or military identification card.
Some have argued that the enhanced licenses - which require drivers to provide a Social Security number, proof of identity and proof of residency - require too much information and raised privacy concerns.
As for the other 46 states: 22 have complied, while 24 have received an exemption.
It's possible that an extension of a few months, or even years, could be granted to the four non-compliant states before this goes into effect on January 1.
Watch Trace Gallagher's report above from "The Real Story."