Legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger to align state identification cards with federal guidelines and bring the state into compliance with federal requirements was signed into law this week by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Current Michigan law does not allow for a license expiration date to align with the expiration date of an individual’s visa.
“This plan aligns state identification cards with the federal visa system,” said Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, all Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities.
In total, 27 states including Washington, D.C. are compliant with the law.
House Bill 5686 is now Public Act 176 of 2018.