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State Information on Real ID

News

"Governor Signs Virginia Law Refusing to Fully Comply with Real ID Act," ACLU of Virginia Press Release. Online>

"Gov. signs bill limiting Real ID in Virginia," Inside NoVA.com, March 31, 2009. Online>

"Real ID bill awaits action
," Inside NoVA.com, March 26, 2009. Online>

"Va. may ditch Real ID program over privacy concerns
," WTOP, March 25, 2009. Online>

"Privacy outweighs REAL ID," WPCVA, February 13, 2009. Online>

"Virginia’s General Assembly rejects REAL ID provisions," Washington Examiner, February 12, 2009. Online>

"The Real ID Act, and why Virginia needs to stop it," The Commonwealth Times, February 9, 2009. Online>

"Delegate decries Real ID," Inside NoVA.com, February 3, 2009. Online>

"Debate Over Real ID," WSET, January 4, 2009. Online>

"Va. legislation would reject Real ID," Associated Press, January 2, 2009. Online>

"Real ID on Horizon for Licenses," Potomac News & Manassas Journal Messenger, April 24, 2008. Online>

Jim Harper, "Rejection National ID," American Spectator, February 7, 2007. Online >

"A Real Bad ID Plan," Roanoke Times Editorial, December 18, 2007. Online>

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

"Real ID Legislation Needs a Reality Check," Roanoke Times, January 15, 2006.
The editors of the Roanoke Times point out that foisting unrealistic and unfunded mandates on the states will do nothing to enhance the security of the nation.  Online >

"Official: 'Extend Real ID Deadline,'" Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 13, 2006.
Virginia DMV chief says law does not give states enough time to comply.

"Real ID Report Sent to Warner," Potomac News, December 31, 2005
"While questions remain as to what funding the federal government will give the state, the task force is certain that Virginia will not be able to fully comply with the standards by the act's deadline on May 11, 2008."  

Legislation

2009

SB 492, Virginia shall not comply with the unfunded mandates of the Real ID Act, requires the development of an alternate verification program. (Dead)

SB 1023, Virginia shall not comply with the unfunded mandates of the Real ID Act, requires the development of an alternate verification program. (Dead)

SB 1046, Virginia shall comply with the provisions of the Real ID Act. (Gutted of pro-Real ID provisions)

SB 1431, Virginia will not comply with any provision of the federal REAL ID Act that compromises the privacy of any resident. (Enacted)

HB 1587, Virginia will not comply with any provision of the federal REAL ID Act that compromises the privacy of any resident. (Enacted)

2008

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

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

Documents

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

Governor Warner's task force report on Real ID (PDF).

A slide show created by the Virigina Department of Motor Vehicles on the challenges of implementing Real ID.

Action

Watch this space for actions you can take to stop Real ID in Virginia

For more information

www.acluva.org
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