Kudos to the State Senate

The State Senate has passed Senate Bill 5 (you can view the legislation here), which delays the implementation of the REAL ID Act. The bill passed by a vote of 51 to 1.

Georgia adds it’s name to a growing list of states that are crying foul over the $11 billion price tag to come in compliance with the standards of what amounts to a national ID card.

8 comments

  1. GOPeach says:

    In 2005, Congress passed H.R. 1268 which provided certain standards that state driver’s licenses or identification cards must meet by May 11, 2008 in order to be recognized by the federal government.

    The “Real IDs” must include, at a minimum:

    1. Name
    2. birth date
    3. sex,
    4. ID number,
    5. a digital photograph, a
    6. ddress,
    and ……………
    7. a “common machine- readable technology” that will be selected by the Department of Homeland Security.

    The card must also contain “physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, or duplication of the document for fraudulent purposes.”

    I am concerned that The “Real I.D. Act”
    ia one- size-fits-all approach and it may compromise the privacy of individuals.

    Thank God Senate Bill 5 authorizes the Governor to delay compliance with certain provisions of the federal REAL ID Act until the Department of Homeland Security guarantees that implementation of the Act will not compromise the privacy of Georgia’s citizens.

    S.B 5 also requires that any non-citizen applying for a drivers license or ID card be verified through the SAVE system provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

    THAT’S a Good Thing!

  2. mainstream GOP says:

    I know I differ with many Republicans on this, but I think we should include finger prints on drivers licenses.

  3. Jason Pye says:

    There is no Constitutional authority for the federal government to issue standards for a state ID’s.

    Have you ever actually read the Constitution? If the feds want authority over them, then they need to use the process laid out to amend the Constitution.

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