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State Information on Real ID


Minnesota becomes the 23rd state to Reject the Real ID Act Of 2005

ACLU of Minnesota Press Release. Online>

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"Real ID Ban Vetoed, Tweaked," Star Tribune, May 17, 2008.  Online>

"Minn. House, Senate Both Reject Real ID," Associated Press, May 13, 2008.  Online>

"Senate Passes Bill Rejecting Federal ID Program," Pioneer Press, May 13, 2008.  

"House, Senate Reject REAL ID," Star Tribune, May 13, 2008.  Online>

"Senate Conservatives, Liberals Unite to Pass Legislation Against Federal Real ID Act Law," EMC Publications, May 13, 2008.  Online>

"Pawlenty Vetoes Transportation Policy Bill, Wants Federal ID Provision Removed," Pioneer Press, April 25, 2008.

"National ID law Needs Adjustments,"  Star-Tribune Editorial, April 24, 2008. Online>

"Transportation Bill Forbidding Real ID Proceeds," Minnesota Public Radio, April 22, 2008. Online>

"National ID System is Not Worth the $23 Billion Price Tag," Star-Tribune Comentary, February 23, 2008. Online>

Bill Prohibiting Minnesota from Real ID Compliance Passes Senate!

"Flaws Abound in National ID Law," Star-Tribune Editorial, April 16, 2007. 

"Minnesota Joins States in Bucking National ID Plan," Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, April 9, 2007.

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


SF0988, noncompliance with Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/15/09)

HF 3807, noncompliance with Real ID Act. (Passed House and Senate 5/13/08)

HF1438 prohibits public safety commissioner from complying with the Real ID Act.  (Passed House and Senate, Vetoed by Governor 4/25/08)

SF0984 Real ID Act compliance prohibition. (Dead)


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


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