The Real ID Act does not directly change driver’s licenses – instead it threatens the states by stating that the federal government will not accept their citizens’ IDs unless the states change their laws. As a result, the Act cannot enter into effect unless the states change their laws and appropriate funds. This page tracks such legislation, and other developments within the states. Click on the map below to get information about a state.
For states that have already opted out or are actively considering doing so, see Status of Anti-Real ID Legislation in the States