Bills to Fix Failed Real ID Law Gain Steam in Congress
Congress is taking another look at the Real ID Act, which was passed in 2005 attached to a military appropriations and tsunami relief bill and never received an up-or-down vote on its merits. Legislation is being considered that would repeal title II - the driver's licensing provisions - of the REAL ID Act of 2005, and restore section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which would have implemented the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission by creating a negotiated rule-making process that would provide states regulatory flexibility and funding authorization to produce tamper- and counterfeit-resistant driver’s licenses. This would also protect privacy and civil liberties by bringing privacy and security experts and stakeholders to the table and providing guidance to achieve improved 21st century licenses to improve national security.
Call your Congressional representative today and ask him or her to support legislation to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005 and restore section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004!