Dayton says Real ID fix must be underway by end of April
Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that he and state lawmakers would have until the end of April at the latest to move toward compliance with the federal Real ID requirement if they are to avoid disrupting airplane travel for some Minnesotans.
A day earlier, the Department of Homeland Security had denied Dayton’s request for an extension to adhere to the new federal standard. Dayton said his office has been verbally told by Homeland Security officials that between now and Jan. 1, the federal agency will trigger a 120-day warning that the flight restrictions will be coming into affect.