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State Information on Real ID


Idaho Opt Out Bill Signed by Governor!

"Idaho House Approves ‘Real ID’ Rejection After Senate Amendments," Associated Press, April 2, 2008. 

"Idaho Senate Delays Vote on Rejecting REAL ID Driver’s Licenses," Associated Press, March 19, 2008. 

"Idaho House Shoots Down Real ID," The New West, March 14, 2008. Online>

"National ID Card Dispute Needs More Debate," Idaho Mountain Express, January 18, 2008.  Online >

"Idaho Governor Sends Letter to Homeland Security on Real ID
," Government Technology, May 7, 2007. 

Idaho Becomes Second State to Reject Real ID

The Idaho state Senate today approved a memorial (resolution) rejecting Real ID by a vote of 19-15.  The Idaho House had previously passed it unamously.  Maine opted out in January, and numerous other states are moving in the same direction. 

Read the ACLU’s press release here.

Resolution calling on Congress to repeal Real ID Enacted in Idaho!

Hannah Saona, "Plan Will Cause Fee Hike, Longer Lines at the DMV," Idaho Statesman, March 4, 2007. >

"Otter Rounds Up Support Against the Real ID Act," Idaho Statesman, February 28, 2007. 

"Otter Hopes to Unite Governors to Oppose Real ID," Idaho Statesman, February 23, 2007. 

"Plans for ID Cards Sparks Real Opposition in Idaho," Associated Press, February 15, 2007.  Online >

"Otter, Lawmakers Wary of Real ID," Idaho Statesman, February 14, 2007. 

"Panel Critical of Real ID Act," Spokesman Review, February 14, 2007.  Online >

National survey of motor vehicles administrators uncovers deep concern over Real ID across the nation.  Idaho officials’ response to the survey is available here



HB 606, Real ID Act, not implemented. (Enacted 4/9/08)


HJM 3, supports federal efforts to repeal the Real ID Act. (Passed House on 2/20/07 and Senate on 3/8/07)


Idaho officials’ response to national survey of DMV’s on problems posed by Real ID is available here.  


Watch this space for actions you can take to stop Real ID in Idaho

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