President Pro Tempore-Elect
Senator Mike Schulz, R-Altus
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 22, 2017
Sen. Pres. Pro Tempore Mike Schulz
comments on committee approval of REAL ID bill
Sen. Pres. Pro Tempore Mike
Schulz issued the following statement Wednesday after the Senate
Appropriations Committee approved House Bill 1845, the REAL ID Act,
co-authored by Schulz and House Speaker Charles McCall.
“With committee passage of this bill, the Senate is addressing
an issue the vast majority of Oklahomans want us to quickly resolve.
Besides allowing Oklahomans the convenience of continuing to use
their state-issued driver licenses to fly commercially, fixing the
REAL ID problem is an issue of national security. Thousands of Oklahomans
work on military bases and need to maintain access so they can continue
their important work supporting the brave men and women in our Armed
Forces who protect our freedoms. I appreciate my colleagues for
supporting this bill and look forward to its quick passage soon
off the floor of the Senate.”—Senate Pres. Pro Tempore
Mike Schulz, R-Altus.
The legislation ensures Oklahomans
who choose to get the REAL ID compliant driver license or ID will
be able to use that identification to fly or to enter federal facilities
while also giving citizens the option of choosing a non-compliant
driver license or ID. HB 1845 now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
If approved, it goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature.
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