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State Information on Real ID


"Nevada gov. to enact Real ID; challenges remain," San Jose Mercury News, December 10, 2009. Online>

"NM Delegation: Travel Will Not Be Disrupted By REAL ID," KOAT, December 10, 2009. Online>

"Turner blasts REAL ID Act," New Mexico Independant, December 4, 2009. Online>

"Officials Press Congress To Act On ID Law," KOAT, November 23, 2009.  Online>

Whitney Potter, "Real ID Program Will Violate Our Rights, Lack Infrastructure, and Be Expensive," Albuquerque Tribune, July 24, 2007.  Online >

Walter Rubel, "Legislature Voices Opposition to Federal ID Act," Las Cruces Sun News, February 2, 2007. 

Steve Terrell, "House Panel: Feds Should Repeal Real ID Act," Santa Fe New Mexican, January 30, 2007. 

Walter Rubel, "Grant rep says he will introduce memorial opposing Real ID Act," Las Cruces Sun News  Janurary 26, 2007. 

Kate Nash, "Thumbs Down on Real ID," Albuquerque Journal Blog, January 23, 2007.  Online >

Michael Sanchez, "A real ID hassle," Albuquerque Tribune Commentary, November 8, 2006.  Online >
Sanchez is Majority Leader of the New Mexico Senate.

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


Senate Joint Memorial 11 opposes the creation of a national identity card and the implementation of Real ID.  (Dead)

Concurrent House Joint Memorial 13.  (Passed House 2007)

Santa Fe City Council Resolution opposing Real ID; Doc >


Testimony of Jay Stanley, Public Education Director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Project, before the New Mexico Joint Committe on Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy.  PDF >

New Mexico 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 New Mexico

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