Archive for the ‘Drivers Licenses’ Category

“The [Indiana] BMV hopes to get the licenses renewed long before the federal government requires licenses that are compliant with the Secure ID program, where licenses must be handled in a way that ensures there’s no chance of identity theft or counterfeiting.”


Connecticut to begin controversial ‘Real ID’ program

Connecticut launched a campaign today to publicize how to obtain a driver’s license that meets the stricter verification standards of a federal “Real ID” law passed in 2005, but never implemented in face of objections from two dozen states.

Beginning Oct. 3, drivers in Connecticut will have two choices when renewing their licenses: accept a license stamped “not for federal identification,” or provide proof of residence and immigration status for an ID with a gold star.


Alabama Public Safety to launch a STAR I.D. pilot project

Alabama will launch a pilot project Oct. 3 for a new, secure form of identification created to comply with the REAL-ID Act of 2005.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety has developed the STAR I.D. program, with STAR standing for Secure, Trusted and Reliable.

The IDs will be available at driver license examining offices in Montgomery, Autauga and Chilton counties as part of the pilot project. There will be a statewide launch at the start of the year.


c/o Paul Henry for Floridians Against Real ID

Donate to Kaye Beach’s legal defense fund here.

BTC UPDATE: 6:14 PM — A tax based on newly proposed license requirements has been approved, an insider source disclosed. Newly added taxes have precipitated a late veto from Governor Perry in the past.

A 2nd Texas special session is being discussed around the capitol aimed at Governor Perry’s unfinished business and the viscerally contested nature of SB 1’s requirement for citizenship at Texas MVD windows.   It was also said that the intent to move identity demands forward on the part of Tommy Williams went beyond the norm.

A conferencing process to update or reconcile bills passing both chambers typically is the last administrative agreement on a legislation before moving a bill to the Governor’s desk.  Williams was said to have plans to add citizenship requirements amendments post-conference; which was a process the source had doubts about based on legislative rules.

Other items discussed were a merger of motor voter rolls with database requirements.

BTC -Here are the answers to this week’s Real ID quiz. 

Q. Why is Connecticut pursuing the Real ID program on driver’s licenses when more than 20 states are opting out ?

A2. State Officials Needn’t Heed Feds’ Threats