Senate Opposes Real ID Requirements

9 years 6 months 3 weeks ago May 14, 2007 May 14, 2007 Monday, May 14 2007 Monday, May 14, 2007 3:14:27 PM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri could join several other states in expressing opposition to federal standards for driver's licenses. The Missouri House overwhelmingly voted in March to refuse to follow the federal law. But the Senate version, approved today, instead merely expresses opposition and asks Congress to repeal it. The federal Real ID Act passed in 2005 after officials learned that some of the September 11 terrorists obtained legitimate driver's licenses. Supporters say the standards are needed to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from getting fake ID cards. Opponents say it's an invasion of privacy and could cost states hundreds of millions of dollars. State licenses that fail to meet Real ID standards won't work to board an airplane or enter a federal building.

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