DHS has tiered implementation of REAL ID rules for secure licenses and identification cards. After 2014, licenses issued to drivers younger than 50 must be compliant, while by 2017, all Americans must carry compliant licenses for federal uses.
A bill (H.R. 2431) introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would make it a federal crime to use falsified travel documents. Under the measure, it would be illegal to produce, transfer, possess, or use false travel documents. The bill would also provide training for transportation security officers on the best methods to identify false documents.