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Oregon ID's Don't Meet National Standards

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SALEM, OR - Oregon ID's may not be federally recognized if the state doesn't pay up to meet national standards. 

Back in 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act which requires each state to add 39 elements to the procedures for issuing an ID. Those elements include everything from saving pictures of birth certificates to verifying people's Social Security numbers. 

Oregon only meets 28 of those standards and it could cost more than $16 million to become compliant. State leaders are hoping for a grace period. 

Valid ID's are required for things like boarding a plane.