- The REAL ID law was passed in 2005 – 13 years ago.
- The DMV director is blaming implementation of the REAL ID law as one of the reasons for DMV’s challenges.
- The DMV has already received authorization for 550 additional positions and $46 million in this year’s budget.
- The DMV is also expected to ask for another 2,000 additional staff positions and $151 million more to handle the REAL ID workload over the next four years.
This article was released by the Office of Senator Patricia Bates.