We reported in March on the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ successful efforts to delay implementation of the controversial federal Real ID program in Connecticut.
How time flies. The October 3 launch date is almost upon us and the DMV, as fellow Hearst colleague Ken Dixon reports, is working in earnest to notify drivers of what it means for the license renewal process.
Long story short, if you want the special gold star on your license giving you higher federal security clearance, you’ve got to provide more paperwork.
For more information, visit the DMV website here.
The American Civil Liberties Union is not a fan of Real ID and, at least in 2009, neither was state Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, who co-sponsored a bill prohibiting Connecticut from complying.
Maynard is now chairman of the legislature’s transportation committee. I’ve got a call in to his office to gauge his current thoughts on Real ID.