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Senate floor at the Missouri Capitol
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Missouri senators have voted to give residents a choice to get a driver's license that would allow them to board planes and enter military sites.

Senators voted 28-5 Wednesday to allow residents to decide whether to get a license that complies with federal ID requirements.

Without a change, Missouri residents won't be able to use their driver's licenses to board airplanes or enter some federal facilities starting in 2018.

Missouri appears to be one of the handful of states that haven't fully enacted key provisions of the 2005 Real ID Act.

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Missouri Department of Revenue

Missouri drivers would not need to show birth certificates or other source documents when renewing their licenses under legislation passed by the state House.