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Anti-Real ID Legislation in the States

Following is a list of states where legislation against Real ID is currently active, with links to the relevant legislation and, where available, its status. The map below shows the introduction and passage of anti-Real ID bills, as well as states that have already opted out.  This list will be constantly changing as more states act, and it will be updated as quickly as possible.  View the video short, "Real ID: A Real Nightmare," here.

 2009 Legislative Activity:

Alaska Hawaii Washington D.C California Oregon Washington Idaho Nevada Arizona Utah Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Maine Michigan Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland

 2008 Legislative Activity:

Alaska Hawaii Washington D.C California Oregon Washington Idaho Nevada Arizona Utah Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Maine Michigan Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland

 2007 Legislative Activity:

Alaska Hawaii Washington D.C California Oregon Washington Idaho Nevada Arizona Utah Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Maine Michigan Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland

 

2009 Bills (includes carryover bills from two-year sessions)

Virginia

SB 1431, prohibits compliance with Real ID provisions that compromise the privacy of residents. (Enacted 3/31/09)

 

Minnesota

SF 0988, noncompliance with Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/15/09)

Oregon

SB 536 prohibits the state from funding Real ID implementation until privacy guidelines are met and sufficient federal funding is secured. (Enacted 5/23/09)

Missouri

HB 361, prohibits the violation of a person's privacy rights in order to obtain a driver's license. (Enacted 7/13/09)

Utah

HR 4, opposes the Real ID Act of 2005 and the implementation of a national ID card. (Enacted 3/2/09)

Tennessee

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)

2008 Bills (includes carryover bills from two-year sessions)

Alabama

HJR 13, federal Real ID Act; implementation opposed.

Alaska

SB 202, prohibits state spending on the Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/28/07)

HB 390, prohibits state spending on the Real ID Act.

Arizona

HB 2677, Real ID Act prohibition. (Passed House of Representatives 51-8 on 3/19/08; Passed Senate 21-7 on 5/6/08; Signed by Governor Napolitano 6/17/08)

California

AJR 51, relative to the Real ID Act of 2005.

Idaho

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

Louisiana

HB 715, directs the Office of Public Safety and Corrections not to implement the Real ID Act. (Passed House 5/14/08; Signed by Gonvernor 7/16/08)

Massachusetts

SB 2138, memorializing the Congress on the Real ID Act.

Maryland

SB 576, prohibiting implementation of the Real ID Act.

Michigan

SR 62, a resolution to memorialize the Congress to reject the Real ID Act of 2005 and to express the intention of the Michigan Legislature regarding this Act.

HJ 176, a resolution to memorialize Congress to repeal Title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and to support a return to a negotiated rulemaking process with the states. (Adopted 10/29/07)

Minnesota

HF 3807, noncompliance with Real ID Act. (Passed House and Senate 5/13/08; Vetoed by Governor 5-16-08)

HF 1351, omnibus transportation policy bill, including Real ID prohibition.  (Passed House 4/14/08; Passed Senate 4/21/08; Vetoed by Governor 4/25/08)

Mississippi

HB 302, directs the Director of Public Safety not to implement the Real ID Act until sufficient funds are provided and certain assurances are made to the states.

Missouri

HB 1716, prohibits the violation of a person's privacy rights in order to obtain a driver's license.

New York

Assembly Bill K 648, urging the NYS Congressional delegation to support measures to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

Senate Bill J 2096, urging the NYS Congressional delegation to support measures to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

North Carolina

HB 2136, oppose Real ID Act of 2005.  (Passed the House 7-17-08)

Ohio

HCR 18, urges the President and the Congress to repeal the Real ID Act.

Pennsylvania

HR 767, urging the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed the House 194-3.) 

HB 2537, prohibiting the Commonwealth from obtaining certification onder the Federal Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted by the House 197-0)

SB 1220, a bill stipulating that neither the Governor nor the Department of Transportation or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance of any provision of the REAL ID Act of 2005.

HB 1351, relating to the compliance with the federal Real ID Act.

South Dakota

SCR 7, petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act.  (Adopted 2/22/08)

Utah

HB 449, prohibits the state from implementing the Real ID Act of 2005. (Unanimously passed by committee on 2/19/08; lost on House floor)

Virginia

HJR 42, memorializing the Congress to repeal the Real ID Act.

SB 492, Virginia shall not comply with the unfunded mandates of the Real ID Act.

West Virginia

SB 248, relating to providing that West Virginia will not participate in the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed Committee 2/20/08; Passed Senate 2/27/08)

HB 3218, relating to providing that West Virginia will not participate in the Real ID Act of 2005.

Wisconsin

AB 475, relating to the issuance of motor vehicle operator's licenses.

Wyoming

HJ 5, a joint resolution calling on Congress to repeal the Real ID Act.


2007 Bills

Alaska

HJR 19, relating to opposition to the Real ID Act of 2005.

Arizona

SM 1003, urging the Congress to correct the unfunded mandate of the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed Senate 29-0 on 2/19/07)

SB 1152, prohibits the state of Arizona from implementing Real ID. (Passed Senate 23-5 on 3/8/07; Passed House Committee unanimously 3/26/07).

Arkansas

SCR 16 requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act.
(Enacted 3/28/07)

SCR 22, urges congress to add critical privacy and civil liberty safeguards to the Real ID Act of 2005 and to fully fund or suspend implementation of the Real ID Act. (Enacted 3/28/07)

HB 2528, an act to opt out of the federal Real ID Act of 2005.

Colorado

HJR 07-1047, a resolution in opposition to the Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/4/07)

Georgia

SB 5, authorizing the governor of Georgia to delay compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005. (Enacted 5/11/07).

Hawaii

SCR 28, supporting United States Senate Bill 4117 to repeal Title II of the Real ID Act of 2005.

SCR 29, supporting repeal of the Real ID Act of 2005.

SCR 31, opposing the creation of a national identity card and the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 4/25/07)

Idaho

HJM 3, resolves that Idaho will not comply with the Real ID Act. (Enacted on 3/8/07).

Illinois

HJR 27, opposes any portion of the Real ID Act that violates the rights and liberties guaranteed under the Illinois and US Constitutions and urges Congress to repeal Real ID (Adopted 5/22/07).

Kentucky

HCR 122, urges Congress to repeal the creation of a national ID card and the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed out of committee 2/20/07).

SCR 111, a concurrent resolution urging Congress to repeal the creation of a national ID card.

Louisiana

HCR 20, memorializes Congress to repeal the Real ID Act. (Adopted by House 5/21/07; Passed Senate committee 5/31/07)

Maine

SP 113, Maine's resolution against the Real ID Act of 2005 (Enacted 1/25/07).

LD 1138, an act to prohibit Maine from participating in a national identification system. (Passed by the Legislature 6/5/07)

Maryland

SJ 5, protesting the implementation of the federal Real ID Act of 2005; requesting the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

Massachusetts

SB 2138, memorializing the Congress on the Real ID Act.

Michigan

SR 62, a resolution to memorialize the Congress to reject the Real ID Act of 2005 and to express the intention of the Michigan Legislature regarding this Act.

HJ 176, a resolution to memorialize Congress to repeal Title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and to support a return to a negotiated rulemaking process with the states. (Adopted 10/29/07)

Minnesota

HF 1438 prohibits public safety commissioner from complying with the Real ID Act.

SF 0984 Real ID Act compliance prohibition. (Passed Senate 4/18/07)

Missouri

HCR 20, relating to a prohibition on the implementation of the federal Real ID Act. (Adopted 5/17/07)

HB 868, prohibits the state from participating in any national ID system that uses driving records.

SCR 11 prohibits the state from participating in the implementation of the Real ID Act. (Passed committee 2/28/07)

Montana

HB 287,  opposing implementation of Real ID in Montana (Enacted 4/17/07).

Nebraska

LR 28 opposes the enactment of the Real ID Act in Nebraska and urges Congress to repeal. (Adopted 5/30/07)

Nevada

AJR 6, urges Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 5/14/07)

SJR 5, Nevada Senate version of AJR 6, urging Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

New Hampshire

HB 685, prohibits the state from participating in a national identification system. (Enacted 6/27/07)

New Mexico

House Joint Memorial 13 (PDF), calling for repeal of Real ID (Passed House of Representatives 2/1/07).

Senate Joint Memorial 11 (PDF), opposing the creation of a national identity card and the implementation of Real ID.

New York

Assembly Bill K 648, urging the NYS Congressional delegation to support measures to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

Senate Bill J 2096, urging the NYS Congressional delegation to support measures to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.

 

North Dakota

SCR4040, urges the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 4/20/07)

Ohio

HCR 18, urges the President and the Congress to repeal the Real ID Act.

Oklahoma

SB 464, opposing the implementation of Real ID in Oklahoma. (Enacted 5/23/07).

HCR 1019, memorializing Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed House 3/13/07)

Oregon

SB 424 (as amended) prohibits the state from complying with the Real ID Act without federal funds, guarantees of data security and privacy safeguards; also requires applicants for OR licenses to prove lawful presence. (Passed Senate 5/15/07)

HJM 11 urges congress to provide funding, guarantees of data security and privacy safeguards. (Passed House 5/15/07)

Pennsylvania

SB 1220, a bill stipulating that neither the Governor nor the Department of Transportation or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance of any provision of the REAL ID Act of 2005.

HB 1351, relating to the compliance with the federal Real ID Act.

HR 296, opposing implementation of the costly federal standards imposed under the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 6/19/07).

SR 126, memorializing the Congress of the United States to repeal or delay the creation of a national identification card and the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted by Senate, 6/27/07)

HR 100, a resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to repeal or delay the creation of a national identification card and the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005.

HR 101, urging the United States Secretary of Homeland Security to provide the assistance needed for implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005 and urging the Congress of the United States to provide the funding needed for implementation of the act.

Rhode Island

H 5474, a Joint Resolution opposing the implementation of Real ID.

S 865, opposing implementation of Real ID.

South Carolina

S 449, provides that the state will not participate in the Real ID program. (Enacted 6/13/07) 

H 3989, memorializing Congress to repeal or decline implementation of the Real ID Act.  (Adopted 5/31/07)

Tennessee

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

SJR 333, urges repeal of the Real ID Act and states Tennessee's position of non-compliance.

Texas

HCR 148, refusing to implement the federal Real ID Act of 2005.

SCR 40, opposing the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 as an unfunded mandate.

Utah

House Resolution 2 calls on the US Congress to repeal the Real ID Act. (Passed the Utah House 66-0 with 9 members absent 2-16-07)

Vermont

Joint House Resolution 2, opposing implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005 in Vermont. (Passed House of Representatives 2/8/07)

Joint Senate Resolution 15, urges congress to appropriate funds for state implementation and adopt the changes to the REAL ID Act.

Virginia

House Joint Resolution 42, memorializing Congress to repeal or amend the Real ID Act.

Washington

SB 5087 (PDF), opposing the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005 in Washington State. (Enacted 4/18/07)

SJM 8005 (PDF), calling for the federal government to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.
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Washington DC

DC City Council Resolution supporting repeal of the Real ID Act. PDF >

West Virginia

SCR 38, urging the President of the United States and Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted by Senate 2/15/07)

HB 3219 and SB 685, provide that West Virginia will not participate in the Real ID program.

Wisconsin

State Representatives Louis J. Molepske, Jr. (D-Stevens Point) and Jeff Wood (RChippewa Falls) introduced legislation on 6-7-07 calling for privacy safeguards and federal funding before compliance with Real ID. 

Wyoming

House Joint Resolution 8, requesting Congress to repeal the creation of a national identification card and implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed House of Representatives 2/5/07)

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