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State Information on Real ID


"Eric Hartley: New license won't make state safer," Annapolis Capitol, January 25, 2009. Online>

"Md.'s plans for Real ID faces real challenges," WTOP, January 22, 2009. Online>

"Md. May Have To Delay Federal Real ID Program," Associated Press, January 22, 2009. Online>

"State plans for Real ID face real challenges," Baltimore Examiner, January 22, 2009. Online>

"Cynthia Boersma: Real ID: One-stop shopping for ID thieves," Maryland Gazette, December 19, 2008. Online>

"Real ID Imposes Big Burden on Md.,"  Baltimore Sun Letter, June 28, 2008.  Online>

"Real ID, Real Problem," Baltimore Sun Opinion, June 17, 2008.  Online>

"The Great Free State," Frederick News-Post Opinion, May 29, 2008. Online>

"Maryland Lawmakers Revisit REAL ID Proposal," WJLA, February 26, 2008.  Online> 

"Making Real ID Real," Baltimore Sun, February 7, 2008.  Online >

"O'Malley Banks on a Democrat," Washington Times, February 7, 2008.  Online >

"Unreal ID," Baltimore Sun Editorial, January 22, 2008.  Online >

"State Says Yes to Real ID," Baltimore Sun, January 16, 2008.  Online>

"O'Malley Says State Will Use Real ID," Washington Times, January 16, 2008.  Online>

"Immigrant Driver ID Rejected by O'Malley," Washington Post, January 16, 2008. Online>

"Md. Plans One License to Comply With REAL ID," Associated Press, January 16, 2008. Online>

"O'Malley Scrambles on Driver's License Proposals," WTOP Radio, January 13, 2008.  Online> 

"State Officials Propose 2 Types of Driver's Licenses," The Washington Post, January 13, 2008. Online>

"Critics Call Real ID a real nightmare," (Maryland) Buisness Gazette, January 3, 2008. Online>

"Hell has its Limits," Baltimore Sun Editorial, November 5, 2007.  Online >

State Sen. Roy Dyson, "New Federal Driver's License Regs Will Put Burden on States," South Maryland Headline News, July 13, 2007.  Online >

"Heck No," Baltimore Sun Editorial, May 19, 2007.  Online >

"Bad IDea," Baltimore Sun Editorial, March 4, 2007.  Online >

"Lawmakers Spar Over Cost of Driver's License Security," The Annapolis Capitol, February 16, 2007.  Online >

"State May Join Real ID Protest," Associated Press, February 16, 2007.  Online >

"State Senator Wants Maryland to Oppose Federal ID Act," The Herald Mail, February 16, 2007.  Online >

"Dump Real ID Now," Baltimore Sun Editorial, February 1, 2007.  Online >

"Ehrlich Seeks Tougher Licensing," Washington Times, October 9, 2006.  Online >

"Deep Six Real ID," Opinion, Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2006. PDF >

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

ACLU of Maryland's Press Release on the AAMVA survey.  Online >

"Real ID Act burdens MVA," Washington Times, November 30, 2005.
The Washington Times reports that David Hugel, head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administrator, says his agency does not have the capacity to implement Real ID, and building up sufficient capacity "won't happen anytime in the near future." Online >


SB 576, prohibiting implementation of the Real ID Act.  (Dead)


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


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