Louisiana Migrates to REAL ID

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Karen G. St. Germain, Commissioner News Release – OMV Headquarters September 30, 2016 Louisiana OMV To Begin Issuing Real ID Compliant Credentials Baton Rouge – Beginning October 3, 2016, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) will begin issuing REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. On June 14, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law SB 227 authored by Senator Yvonne Colomb and HB 702 authored by Representative Jimmy Harris and Representative Terry Landry giving Louisiana citizens the option to obtain a Real ID compliant credential. “I am proud this option will now be available for those citizens who want to have one”, stated Governor Edwards. “The goal of the REAL ID is to help safeguard against potential danger. This will help protect our family, friends and communities and reinforce our sense of public safety which we all value. Very soon, anyone Read More