national legislation to repeal REAL ID Act

We mentioned two pieces of legislation in our recent review and analysis of the Department of Homeland Security final rules for implementing the REAL ID Act. The following is a brief explanation of what those bills are:

The two bills, S. 717 and H.R. 1117 (U.S. Senate and U.S. House bills, respectively) are nearly identical. They both call for the repeal of Title II* of the REAL ID Act and to reinstitute section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, a much better law for making secure driver licenses and IDs, which includes privacy and civil liberty protections.

The Library of Congress Thomas website has the complete text of both bills, lists co-sponsors of the legislation, and provides the current status of the bills. Click on these links to go the appropriate sections of Thomas: S. 717 & H.R. 1117

If you would like to contact your Senators about S. 717, you can find their contact info here.

If you would like to contact your Representative about H.R. 1117, you can find their contact info here.

* Title II of the REAL ID Act is the section that pertains to driver licenses.

One Response to national legislation to repeal REAL ID Act

  1. blueridgewv says:

    The REAL ID act should be repealed and replaced with nothing. The federal government, per the 10th amendment, has no jurisdiction to make the States comply with any kind of federalized drivers license. Nor should any citizens be required to be pre-booked as criminal suspects in order to receive treatment as free citizens. Period, end of argument.

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