WA licenses: Not good enough at airports?
at 3:28pm by Joe Copeland
The federal government says it’s out of patience with Washington’s failure to update its drivers license, according to Associated Press. So, if you have a standard drivers license, you could find yourself blocked at airport security lines in as little as 90 days, the Seattle Times and AP report. There is an option (besides a passport): the state’s enhanced drivers license. The key issue is that Washington (and New Mexico, which was also put on notice) don’t require proof of legal residence. A number of other states offer only restricted licenses to people who don’t present proof of legal U.S. residence.
Sen. Curtis King, chair of the state Senate Transportation Committee, said the Legislature will try again in January to come up with a license that resolves the federal concerns.