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DESCRIPTION: June 14, 2007. Boston, MA. Massachusetts State Senator Richard Moore, chief sponsor of the bill to stop implementation of the REAL ID Act, testified on June 14, 2007 before the Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs in support of a bill which would express the opposition of Massachusetts to the federal REAL ID Act and prevent state agencies from spending any money to comply with REAL ID. The federal REAL ID Act was enacted in 1995. It provides that state drivers’ licenses which do not comply with the Act will not be able to be used for federal identification purposes, such as for entering courthouses or traveling on airplanes. Many states have already passed resolutions or laws in opposition to REAL ID requirements because of the fear that a national identity card system and a massive database will exacerbate the problem of identity theft, as well as costing the states billions of dollars.
CREDITS: © 2007 Marilyn Humphries
COPYRIGHT: © 2007 Marilyn Humphries