The Real ID Act of 2005 lists a phased in ID procedure. As a recommendation from the 911 commission on standards for Id’s such as drivers licenses, each state must comply. Some states have been given extensions while others have made the changes and recommendations and others have moved slowly to complete the standards according to the Act. The soonest this stage of the Act can be implemented is 2016, the earliest.
Some states still haven’t met those standards for commercial air travel. If the act is implemented as of the earliest date, 2016, then the following four states may be forced to require its citizens boarding aircraft to provide additional Id’s, like a passport. Currently, those states are: New York, Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Hampshire.
It is unclear if that will happen or not. I am certain we will hear. No worries.