HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
IDAHO TRANSPORTATION BOARD
40-322. Directive on implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. (1) The legislature finds that the enactment into law by the U.S. congress of the REAL ID act of 2005, as part of public law 109-13, is inimical to the security and well-being of the people of Idaho, will cause unneeded expense and inconvenience to those people and was adopted by the U.S. congress in violation of the principles of federalism contained in the 10th amendment to the constitution of the United States.
(2) The legislature hereby declares that the state of Idaho shall not participate in the implementation of the REAL ID act of 2005, except to submit compliance extension requests and status reports to the United States department of homeland security. The Idaho transportation board and the Idaho transportation department, including the motor vehicles division of the Idaho transportation department are directed not to implement the provisions of the REAL ID act of 2005, except to submit compliance extension requests and status reports to the United States department of homeland security.
(3) Nothing in this act shall prevent the Idaho transportation board and the Idaho transportation department from taking reasonable and necessary steps to enhance the security of Idaho state driver's licenses and identification cards to ensure their acceptance for commercial airline travel within the United States.
(4) Beginning January 1, 2016, the department shall report to the senate transportation committee and the house of representatives transportation and defense committee on the acceptance of compliance extension requests and status reports to the United States department of homeland security, as set forth in subsection (2) of this section. Such report shall be submitted concurrently with the department's report on progress the department is making toward upgrading and implementing the division of motor vehicles' automated system. Such report shall be submitted no later than January 1 of each year through 2020, unless extended or revoked by the legislature.