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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.


DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

Subchapter 1 - General Provisions

Section 595:45-1-1  -  Purpose

Section 595:45-1-2  -  Definitions

Section 595:45-1-3  -  Adoption of 46 USC §4301 et seq. (formerly known as the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971)

Section 595:45-1-4  -  Application

Section 595:45-1-5  -  Procedures followed for termination of use of unsafe vessels

Section 595:45-1-6  -  Flashing red lights

Section 595:45-1-7  -  Whistles, horns and bells [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-8  -  Unnecessary sounding of whistle, horn or bell [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-9  -  Signals [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-10  -  Rules of the waterways for vessels

Section 595:45-1-11  -  Traffic lanes

Section 595:45-1-12  -  Personal watercraft [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-13  -  Equipment

Section 595:45-1-14  -  Operation [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-15  -  Regattas, motorboat and other boat races, marine parades, tournaments or exhibitions [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-16  -  Operating any lifting and suspending device - parasail, parachute or any similar device

Section 595:45-1-17  -  Operating water skis, surfboard, surfsail or similar device [Revoked]

Section 595:45-1-18  -  Hull identification number for homemade vessels and identification numbers for motors

Last Modified on Oct 13, 2020
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