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Revolt Against A National Driver's License within the United States by Member States

By Critical_Conformity     Feb 4, 2007 in World
It's the whole privacy thing, "A lot of legislators are concerned about privacy issues and the cost. It's an estimated $11 billion implementation cost."
What's all the fuss about? It's called the Real ID Act, A law that is mandated to setting a national standard for driver's licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.
It begun in Maine last month, when the Legislature overwhelmingly passed a resolution objecting to the Real ID Act, and that response quickly spread like wild fire with lawmakers in Georgia, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington state expected soon to pass laws or adopt resolutions declining to participate in the federal program.
The law's supporters say it is needed to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from getting fake identification cards.
By May 2008. The driver's licenses that fall short of the Real ID's standards - cannot be used to board an airplane or enter a federal building or open some bank accounts.
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