It’s the bill number that stopped the heart of state legislators in 2005, but this year it’s looking attractive. State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R-28th) pre-filed legislation that will “permit the Governor of Georgia to delay implementing the requirements of the Real ID Act until the Department of Homeland Security has issued regulations that the Governor finds will adequately protect the interests of the citizens of Georgia.”
I’d like to see Georgia send the feds a message by refusing to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act. The REAL ID Act creates a national ID by setting national standards for drivers licenses, something which there is no Constitutional provision for and it’s an unfunded mandate to the states.
The legislation proposed by Senator Seabaugh is a good start, but it doesn’t go far enough in securing the interests of Georgians.