SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon faces millions in costs to improve the security of driver's licenses, or the federal government could eventually refuse to recognize Oregon ID for things such as boarding a plane.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports officials put the cost at more than $16 million over the next six years.

The REAL ID Act Congress passed in 2005 requires each state to add 39 elements to its procedures for issuing IDs, such as saving images of birth certificates and verifying a person's Social Security number at license renewal time.

But Oregon meets only 28 of the standards, and the compliance deadline is past. A state spokesman, David House, says a new deadline may be coming this winter with a grace period for people from states that don't comply.

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