California DMV is way behind on issuing Real ID

StateScoop: As technical glitches pile up for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and its administrators await the results of a performance audit ordered by the governor last month, lawmakers learned this week of yet another tangle inside the department.

At a committee hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, lawmakers learned that the DMV's current pace of issuing Real ID cards, a new type of identification federally mandated for air travelers not carrying passports, puts the state well behind schedule. The state must provide an estimated 23.5 million residents with new cards by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Oct. 1, 2020 deadline.

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