BTC – By all affects, the federal Real ID legislation is a paper zombie. However, the Nevada adoption of Real ID criterion is spreading the undead policy like a pandemic to its other major cities. Why? Governor Gibbon’s gave in to a knee jerk response to DHS’ call of “TERROR!!” inspired by the now diffused Underwear bomber.
The Associated Press
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 | 11:31 a.m.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is now requiring additional proof of address from people renewing or applying for driver’s licenses in Las Vegas.
State DMV spokesman Kevin Malone said the Advanced Secure Issuance card program was working fairly smoothly Monday at a West Flamingo Road DMV office.
Malone says applicants now need two forms of identification such as a birth certificate or Social Security card _ plus utility or phone bills, bank statements or other proof of address.
Malone says people don’t need to get the new DMV cards unless they’re renewing or changing current information.
Some states have balked at implementing the program under the federal Real ID Act.
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons enacted it as a way to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from obtaining ID cards.