Lawmaker Wants to Keep Missouri from Federal ID Requirements

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Friday, February 23 2007 Feb 23, 2007 Friday, February 23, 2007 1:58:57 PM CST February 23, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri legislator is opposing a federal law that will require all states to meet certain standards in issuing driver's licenses. The Real ID Act was passed after authorities learned that Sept. 11 terrorists had obtained legitimate driver's licenses. The law will link state records to a central database and standardize state licensing rules. State licenses that don't meet Real ID standards couldn't be used to board an airplane or enter a federal building. House member Jim Guest wants Missouri to refuse to participate in the program, which would take effect in May 2008. The King City Republican is working with lawmakers in other states on similar efforts. A House committee heard his idea today but took no vote.

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