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State Information on Real ID


"Michigan, DHS Reach Agreement on Secure License ID," Associated Press, October 13, 2008. 

Michigan House of Representatives Adopts Anti-Real ID Resolution!

"Governors Should Fight Real ID Plan," Detroit Free Press Editorial, July 20, 2007. 

"Your Next License Might Say Too Much About You," Detroit Free Press Editorial, May 27, 2007. 

Tim O'Brien, "Is Federal Real ID Act For Your Own Good?  Not Really," Detroit Free Press, May 27, 2007.  Online >

Jim Harper, "Real ID Act Hurts Michigan," Detroit News, April 12, 2007.

"States Throw Off Yoke of Homeland Security Real ID," Bay City Times, February 15, 2007.

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

"Michigan Officials View Anti-Terror Driver's License Law as Costly to Taxpayers," Dowagiac Daily News, January 18, 2006.  Online >


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; Live in Senate)

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. (Dead)


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


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