Oregon driver's licenses need revamp

Oregon driver's licenses need revamp

Oregon must spend $16.3 million in six years to improve driver's licenses or the federal government could stop recognizing them as identification documents.

The state doesn’t meet standards set by the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005. And in 2009, Oregon lawmakers said agencies couldn’t use state dollars to make the required changes unless federal dollars covered the costs.

Among the improvements the law requires are saving images of birth certificates and reverifying Social Security numbers each time a person renews a license. The most expensive, at $7.3 million, is the imaging requirement.

Read more at The Register-Guard.