Real ID close to coming to a PennDot near you

05.24.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvanians soon should be free to continue moving about the country. 

The legislature is poised to send a bill to Gov. Wolf as early as Wednesday that would allow the state to issue driver's licenses that meet security standards required by the federal Real ID law.

Pennsylvania is among a handful of states that have resisted implementing those standards.

The legislature's fix, on track for approval by both chambers and delivery to Wolf -- whose spokesman says he will sign it -- is landing right under the gun. Should the state miss the June 6 deadline to show the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it is in compliance, Pennsylvanians could be barred from entering most federal buildings as early as next month, and prohibited from flying commercially as early as next year.