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State Information on Real ID


"New ID Act May Ground Tennessee Residents," Associated Press, January 12, 2008. 

Tennessee becomes 16th state to adopt anti-Real ID measure
A bipartisan Resolution passed by the Tennessee Legislature (SJR0248), which cleared the House floor June 11 by a vote of 88-0, resolves that Real ID "not be implemented by the State of Tennessee."  For a map of legislative action and up-to-date status reports, click here.

"Heading Off the Real ID," Memphis Commercial Appeal Editorial, July 30, 2007. 

"Efforts Should Be Directed From Funding to Act’s Repeal," The Tennessean Editorial, July 27, 2007.

Hedy Weinberg, "Pay Amendment Gives States False Impression," The Tennessean, July 27, 2007.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, "Repeal this Mandate, or At Least Pay For It," The Tennessean, July 27, 2007.

"ACLU-TN Applauds Legislature’s Adoption of Anti-Real ID Measure," June 12, 2007.  Online >

Hedy Weinberg, "Real ID Threatens Everyone’s Privacy," March 10, 2007.  Online >

"Real ID, Phony Security," The Tennessean Editorial, March 10, 2007. 

"Driver’s license sees changes," The Tennessean, March 5, 2007. 

"Real ID will be an expensive headache starting in 2008, state official says," The Tennessean, November 30, 2006. 

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


HJR 285, urges a two year extension of Real ID Act deadlines or a repeal of the Act in its entirety (Enacted 6/11/09)

SJR 248, opposes implementation of Real ID. (Enacted 6/11/07)

SJR 333, urges repeal of the Real ID Act and states Tennessee’s position of non-compliance. (Dead)


Tennessee officials’ response to the survey is available here.  


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

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