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State Information on Real ID

News

"Arkansas Among States Saying 'No' to 'Real ID' Plan," Baxter Bulletin, March 19, 2008. 

"State Resists Real ID, Program to find License Requirements Costly, Invades Privacy, Officials Say."  The Morning News, March 15, 2008.  Online>

"State Given 19 Months to Redo Drivers Licenses," Arkansas Democrat Gazette, January 31, 2008. Online>

Arkansas passes two anti-Real ID resolutions out of both legislative chambers!

SCR 16 requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. (Passed Senate 3/7/07; Passed House 3/26/07)

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. (Passed Senate 3/19/07; Passed House 3/23/07; Sent to Governor 3/26/07; Adopted 2007)

"Resolution Condemns Standardized Driver's Licenses," Associated Press, March 26, 2007.

"Resolution Advances Opposing National ID," Associated Press, March 22, 2007. 

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

"States Discovering National ID Program is One Big Headache," The Baxter Bulletin Op-Ed, January 17, 2006.
"Things aren't looking good for Real ID, the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to create a national standard for driver's licenses, otherwise known as a national ID."  Archived Article for Purchase>

Legislation

SCR 16 requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. (Passed Senate 3/7/07; Passed House 3/26/07)

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. (Passed Senate 3/19/07; Passed House 3/23/07; Sent to Governor 3/26/07)

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

Documents

Arkansas officials' response to national survey of DMV's on problems posed by Real ID is available here

Action

Watch this space for information on how to take action against Real ID in your state.

For more information

www.acluarkansas.org
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