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State Information on Real ID

News

"Homeland Security head wants to scrap Real ID driver's license plan," Pierce County Herald, July 16, 2009.

"Real ID Act faces repeal after outcry from Napolitano, states," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 16, 2009.

"ACLU: Real ID is Real Bad," Wisconsin Radio Network, March 24, 2008. 

"Real ID Headache," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  January 29, 2008. 

"Homeland Security May Be Backing off Tough ID Law," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 3, 2007.

Statement of Rep. Louis Molepske on Real ID vote in US Senate, July 31, 2007.

"Wisconsin Considering Anti-Real ID Bill," The Capital Times, June 13, 2007.

"Repeal Real ID," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial, May 11, 2007.

"Real ID Roils Community," The Capital Times, March 26, 2007. 

"Actor Danny Glover to March to Stop Real ID," WisBusiness, March 22, 2007.

"Slow Down on Real ID," The Capital Times Editorial, March 16, 2007.

"Driver's License Changes," WKOW Madison, January 8, 2007.

"DOT Chief Warns of Federal Law's Cost," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 20, 2006.

"DOT Seeks Big Increase in Auto Fees," The Capital Times [Madison, WI], November 16, 2006.

"Hazards Ahead on Getting Licenses," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial, May 20, 2006.

Wisconsin Governor Signs AB 69 into Law
"Tightening the process to crack down on drivers' license fraud is an important goal," Governor Doyle said.  "However, the federal REAL ID Act is an enormous, under-funded mandate by Congress that is going to present massive implementation challenges for every state.  The federal government doesn't seem to have thought through these challenges or offered the states the necessary help, guidance, or resources to implement this mandate..."
AB 69  makes only limited compliance changes - many more changes are still needed.  Read our Fact Sheet on Real ID Compliance Bills here.

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

"Rules for licenses may be tightened; New law could mean longer lines at DMV" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 3, 2005)
State transportation officials in Wisconsin say that motorists will have to "wait longer, drive farther and possibly pay more," in order to get their licenses under the new regulations imposed by the Real ID Act, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (registration required).

Legislation

AB 475, relating to the issuance of motor vehicle operator's licenses.

Documents

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

Action

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

For more information

www.aclu-wi.org
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