The State of New York is being granted an extension to come into compliance with the federal Real ID law that will require residents to have enhanced driver's licenses in order to fly or enter a federal building.

Although the requirement was passed ten years ago in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, "...the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles," New York Senator Joseph Griffo says, "has done nothing in the meantime to inform the public about these upcoming changes and let residents know that they need to do in order to comply with these requirements."

New York has been granted a one-year extension to be able to properly inform residents.  Griffo says the fact that many will have to pay the additional out-of-pocket cost to pay for the new licenses.