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California Could Spend $220M To Upgrade Driver's Licenses

(AP) - California could spend more than $220 million to meet a deadline to bring driver's licenses and state ID cards up to federal standards.

Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget proposal includes money to process applications for cards that comply with the U.S. Real ID Act, which was aimed at making IDs more secure after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

California and about 20 other states aren't complying. The Trump administration has set a deadline of October 2020. After that, non-compliant cards can't be used as proof of ID at airport security checkpoints.

The new cards will be available next year but people have to apply in person at DMV offices.

The Sacramento Bee says 20 million could apply.

Brown would hire 2,700 people over six years to help handle the flood.

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