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Posted: 2017-05-17
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Press Release

Rep. Pelowski grateful REAL ID conference committee found bipartisan agreement


SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, the Minnesota House passed HF 3, which brings Minnesota into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. Without quick action, Minnesotans lacking a compliant driver’s licenses would be unable to board commercial aircraft starting in January 22, 2018.

Rep. Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL-Winona), who served on the conference committee that reached a compromise, released the following statement:

“Minnesotans should be confident that when they get to the airport they’ll be allowed to fly. I’m grateful we were able to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes that a reality. As a member of the conference committee that reached this agreement, I’m happy to say that we’re sending a bill to the Governor that he will sign into law.”

Rep. Pelowski (DFL-Winona) Chaired the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee in 1987-88 and 2013-14.

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