Seems like a NYS drivers license should not be enough to fly commercial anymore.
In Massachusetts we have a two tiered driver licences system. One that verifies you are a legal citizen and one that does not. I decided to keep my license unverified and use my passport for flying. The way my state works I’m sure at some point they will charge extra for the legal verified citizen license or put my name on some bad list. I’m also sure they will screw-up and grant illegal’s the wrong license and invalidate all MA state licenses anyway.