Daines seeks Real ID extension as Montana continues issuing compliant licenses

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is asking the federal government to delay enforcing Real ID requirements in Montana, as state authorities continue to issue compliant identification.

Daines’ office announced Monday that the senator had sent a letter to President Donald Trump, asking for a one-year extension of the Oct. 1 enforcement deadline. In the letter, Daines said the state was making improvements in the process for issuing licenses, but that large numbers of Montanans will not have Real ID-compliant cards by the deadline.