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H.R. 1117, The REAL ID Repeal and Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007 (10 comments ↓)

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H.R. 1117 would repeal title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and reinstitute section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which provides States additional regulatory flexibility and funding authorization to more rapidly produce tamper- and counterfeit-resistant driver's licenses and protects privacy and civil liberties by providing interested stakeholders on a negotiated rulemaking with guidance to achieve improved 21st century licenses to improve national security.

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DAVIS

March 14, 2007, 3:07pm (report abuse)

THIS IS A TERRIBLE LAW WHICH WAS SLIPPED IN WITH DEFENSE BILL . THIS IS NOTHING BUT TOTAL SLAVERY BY THE GOVT.THEY DONT NEED TO TRACK IT'S CITIZENS EVERYWHERE THEY GO.IT'S 666 READ REVE.13VER.17,18.

T. Allen

March 14, 2007, 9:45pm (report abuse)

Davis, just so your clear, and so is everyone else reading this: This bill would *repeal* REAL ID, which I agree is the mark of the Beast and a frontal assault on our American values. I support this bill and everyone should vote FOR it!

Francia PA

August 19, 2007, 3:55am (report abuse)

No Way this is not a good bill!

Way too much control and getting us ready for the North American Union. America Better wake up and really read the bills that are being sliped by us all.

T. Allen

September 28, 2007, 2:57pm (report abuse)

Hey Francia - this is a *good* bill. It *repeals* REAL ID. Don't you think?

wwb

October 13, 2007, 8:10pm (report abuse)

Read the bill. If you are for illegal immigration and open borders, then support this bill. It essentially takes out the provisions of the first Real ID Act that would require States to identify you as a US citizen before you get an ID card or driver’s license.

wwb

October 13, 2007, 8:46pm (report abuse)

Typical, not to include the problematic sections in the summary. Here it is below.

4) CONTENT OF REGULATIONS- The regulations required by subsection (b)(2)--

(B) may not infringe on a State's power to set criteria concerning what categories of individuals are eligible to obtain a driver's license or personal identification card from that State;

(C) may not require a State to comply with any such regulation that conflicts with or otherwise interferes with the full enforcement of State criteria concerning the categories of individuals that are eligible to obtain a driver's license or personal identification card from that State;

(K) shall neither permit nor require verification of birth certificates until a nationwide system is designed to facilitate such verification.

In section K you can be sure that the federal Gov. will never have a national system to facilitate verification.

Brandon

January 16, 2008, 1:23am (report abuse)

wwb, the fact that it states in sec. K that the federal shall not permit nor require verification of birth certificates simply means that the federal gov't won't. The states will have all authority in that respect, which is how it should be.

Deb

February 9, 2008, 3:59am (report abuse)

Hmmm, that's the trouble with these bills, sometimes they sound great. I would like it better if it said, NO REAL ID. period. '(K) shall neither permit nor require verification of birth certificates until a nationwide system is designed to facilitate such verification.' Teh key word is 'until'. Seems to be just stalling because REAL id is costing taxpayers too much, the states cant handle it.

Deb

February 9, 2008, 4:08am (report abuse)

PS - It does appear to give back the power to the states, which is better.

JAMES

April 29, 2008, 2:41pm (report abuse)

This is a "good bill" in the sense that it is handing power back to the states where it belongs. Call me what you will, but I don't believe REAL ID was introduced to control so called "terrorism". It's roots seem more Orwellian and reeks of Fascism. Real ID's potential to be abused and used as a means of control by our so called Government should have every American citizen doing a double take on this. No state, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE should accept REAL ID and set a precedence. It was not introduced to "protect" the American citizen. It will ultimately end up being used to control us.

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