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DIY Government: Local city ordinances with Shahid Buttar; he is working on getting you in front of your City Council to recognize your rights to a free society in America. Check out more of their work on .

NEVADA’s REAL ID REVISITED: Will the process for Real ID change much now that the 120 executive order period is over? We check in with ACLU of Nevada’s, Rebecca Gasca about how their State, like many other states, is being sold little known incremental compliances while the law remains on the books.

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You have to see it to believe exactly how Orwellian this is! Does it discourage prosperity? Yes. It makes me not want to own anything or have any property mortgaged due to government entitlements. Whatever, Government.

BTC – Nevada resumes regular license issuance today for licenses. The option to get a “gold starred” federal license compliant with the Real ID Act expired after a 120 day trial period, ending April 30, 2010.  The local legislature is expected to schedule a hearing to review the effectiveness of the new license programs later this week, according to Rebecca Gasca of the  ACLU-NV.  

Governor Gibbons issued an executive order to move forward with the Real ID program late last year due to national security pressures following a failed terrorist attack over Christmas 2009.

The State of Nevada passed a resolution requesting the repeal of the Real ID Act in 2007.

My4News NBC : Updates Nevada on Real ID & Licenses

BTC – Nevada has moved away from the federal mandate for licenses and has made the national ID card program optional for Nevada’s drivers who want to participate in the program. Opposition to the new licenses came from within the State legislature and the public and adjustments to the license use is still being evaluated.

State lawmakers and public safety officials resume talks on Monday.

MORE NEWS HERE:  Comprehensive coverage of the Nevada Real ID issue by This Is Reno.
Legislative Subcommittee …discuss “Real ID” in Nevada 

Video c/o KTNV

Nevada hearing on Real ID licensing
c/o McClatchy-Tribune,  

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will hold a hearing Friday on a proposal to make a new high-security driver’s license optional.

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in Room 4412 of the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, and will be teleconferenced to Room 3137 of the Legislative Building in Carson City.

To prevent a legislative committee from killing the Real ID licensing system entirely, DMV Director Edgar Roberts announced Monday that he would issue a new regulation to make the licenses optional.

Under the proposal, which would return to the Legislative Committee on Licensing for final approval, motorists would decide whether to get a regular license or the new license, which requires a birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of address and other identification.

Discussion: National ID & Immigration Reform in D.C. 

Capitol Hill – A briefing sponsored by the Cato Institute discusses whether or not National ID should be a part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Special guest speaker is Chris Calabrese, special counsel to ACLU on the national ID issue and  Cato’s Jim Harper.

Real ID Licenses Will Now Be Optional

c/o KXNT news radio

High-security drivers licenses will soon be an option for Nevada drivers. That’s the word from Department of Motor Vehicles Director Edgar Roberts, who told a Legislative panel Monday the controversial “Real ID” program will no longer be mandatory. In January, Governor Jim Gibbons made the program mandatory in Nevada by executive order. But the high-security licenses have caused long lines at DMV offices, and sparked criticism from opponents who say the program intrudes into personal lives. Lawmakers could endorse Roberts’ plan by the end of the month. Nevada has spent about two million dollars to implement the “Real ID” program, and so far, 46-thousand drivers have opted for the high-security cards.

c/o  Nevada News Bureau

The Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Review Regulations will meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss the fate of the controversial “Real ID” in Nevada.

Citing concerns with both privacy and cost, numerous organizations have come out against the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005 including the ACLU, Americans for Tax Reform, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of Nevada, Campaign for Liberty, the Cato Institute, National Immigration Law Center and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Though Congress has said the act is primarily intended to prevent identity fraud and has denied it would signal the dawn of national identity cards that could compromise the privacy of citizens, critics remain unconvinced.

“There is no security plan for protecting this information,” said a spokesperson from the Nevada chapter of the ACLU. “Instead, the federal government presumes that the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators will operate the database. However, this private association has no accountability to Nevada, and it is not bound by either the Privacy Act, which applies to federal agencies, or the Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act, which applies to state DMVs.”

Under the Real ID Act, states will be required to scan documentary evidence into a shared database including proofs of birth dates, legal and residency status and social security numbers.

Real ID cards will feature a two-dimensional, non-encrypted bar code containing personal information such as the citizen’s home address. Because the cards will not be encrypted, there are concerns that businesses and other organizations could potentially scan and store a customer’s home address along with other pieces of personal information.

If Real ID is fully implemented, a Real ID-compliant identification card will be required not only to board commercial aircraft but also to enter federal buildings including courthouses. :::MORE HERE:::

National ID bashing with Cato’s Jim Harper

REAL ID continues its long, slow failure. The federal government’s national ID plans continue to bash against the shoals of state and popular opposition.

Late last month, the governor of Utah signed H.B. 234 into law. The bill prohibits the Utah driver license division from implementing REAL ID. That brings to 25 the number of states rejecting the national ID law, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.

And the State of Nevada, one of the few states that had been working to get in front of REAL ID, is reconsidering. With wait times at Las Vegas DMVs reaching two to four hours, the legislature may soon allow a temporary REAL ID implementation measure signed last year to lapse—this according to the Ely (NV) News.

Congress has attempted to circumvent the growing state opposition to REAL ID with the now-stalled PASS ID legislation. It basically would rename REAL ID so as to nullify the many state resolutions and laws barring implementation of the national ID law because they refer to the May 2005 “REAL ID” law specifically. But PASS ID is the same national ID, it has all the privacy issues of REAL ID, and its costs would be as great or greater than REAL ID.

That doesn’t mean national ID supporters in Congress won’t try to sneak the REAL ID revival bill into law sometime later this year, of course . .

BTC – I encourage subscribers and visitors to please check our national ID wire on the side bar of our page. You can usually catch Jim Harper’s column as early as he posts it. We don’t post-re-post everything because of the wire. However, you can always tell us what you want to see more of [at]

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NOTE: WUO airs promptly at 9AM CST tomorrow. Stay tuned for change in air-times. Special podcasts outside of WUO will be following the latest in a “desert dash” for national identity initiatives based on immigration raids.

Arizona has a spring board for a very “Stasi feeling” legislation, discussed this morning in detail on Ernest Hancock’s Declare Your Independence. According to reports, this legislation includes random terry stops of Arizonans. If you cannot prove you are a citizen on the spot with national ID or green cards you are detained for the crime of refusing to identify by local police enforcement. All of these terry stop reports go through ICE/DHS. Local coverage can be followed on the AZ Republic and .
We should have more information for you as news develops.

The matter of Nevada’s gold starred licenses

What does the gold star mean and why does it matter? Tune in to this very special “Fairness Doctrine” program featuring the advocates and administrators closest to Nevada’s trials and tribulations to nationalize their drivers licences. We will be speaking with Nevada DMV Public Information Officer, Tom Jacobs and Rebecca Gasca with the ACLU of Nevada.

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.

Nevada DMV ‘Real ID’ program expands to Las Vegas

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.

c/o Las Vegas Review Journal ROAD WARRIOR

Ready or not, Real IDs eventually will replace all drivers licenses

As we have mentioned previously, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will be introducing the new Advanced Secure Issuance cards throughout the Las Vegas Valley later this month.
Real IDs will be available at the DMV office on West Flamingo Road beginning Monday, followed by the North Las Vegas office on Donovan Way on Feb. 23, the Henderson office on American Pacific Drive on Feb. 24, the North Las Vegas facility on Decatur Boulevard on Feb. 25 and the East Sahara Avenue office on Feb. 26.

Below, I have tried to address questions raised by readers and concerns aired by folks in Northern Nevada, where the DMV began issuing the cards earlier this month.

Our old driver’s licenses were just fine. Why are they pushing these new Advanced Secure Issuance IDs on us?

In 2005, the 9/11 Commission recommended that states improve the security of their driver’s licenses and identification cards to prevent identity theft and thwart terrorism. This is a voluntary program, but 45 states, including Nevada, have chosen to endorse it. Because of the new card’s security features, it will be far more difficult for criminals to obtain counterfeit driver’s licenses.

What exactly are these security features?

Actually, there are 15 security features on the card, but only a few of them will be made public: the background on the card, the gold star on the upper right corner, the micro-laser cut of the shape of the state, the bar code and the overprint of some of the text. These make it extremely difficult to counterfeit and show that the applicant has provided all of the proper documents and that the Department of Homeland Security has approved the issuance of the card for federal use, such as boarding an aircraft or entering a federal building where identification is required.

OK, when do I need to get one of these Real IDs?

This program will be phased in over the next seven years. If you were born before Dec. 1, 1964, the standard license in your wallet will be good until December 2017. If your birthday is after Dec. 1, 1964, you have until December 2014. Depending on where your birthday falls, your standard driver’s license will be accepted to board airplanes and access federal buildings until the 2014 or 2017 deadline.

I don’t want one of these funky licenses. Do I have to get one?

After 2014, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will cease issuing the standard license, so, yes, eventually you will need one.

What do I need to bring to the DMV when I apply for this secure issuance card?

You will need two documents to prove your identity and two to prove your residency, the most notable change in requirements.

For identification purposes, you may bring a U.S. passport or a certified birth certificate and your Social Security card.

This is where it gets sticky: If you’re married or have changed your name, you need to bring the documentation, such as a marriage certificate or adoption papers, to show this change.

If you’ve been married multiple times, you need to document each name change.

To prove residency, the DMV will accept a utility bill, mortgage statement, phone bill or rental agreement.

Other forms of accepted identification can be found on the DMV’s Web site at

Will my military identification card work as a form of ID?

No. And this is where this seems strange: The DMV will not accept a military card because it can’t electronically verify Department of Defense documents, but the airlines will continue to accept the card as a form of identification to board an airplane.

I no longer drive but still travel. Do I need to get one of these new ID’s?

If you do not have a passport and wish to use a Nevada license, yes. You will need to get one before December 2014.

What if I have a teenager who has none of the residency documents required?

There is a declaration form that can be downloaded from the DMV Web site and notarized.

Is there some sort of radio frequency and identification chip embedded in the card?

No. The bar code only allows a law enforcement officer to check your information more efficiently and make sure it matches that listed on the front of the card.

I heard that these cards are the first step in creating a national data base for driver’s license information. Is that true?

No. The information is used only by the state where the cards are issued.

ROAD WORK AHEAD ■ The intersection of Tee Pee Lane and Grand Teton Drive is expected to be closed for the next two weeks as gas lines are installed.

■ Ackerman Avenue will be closed between Durango Drive and El Capitan Way until Monday as the storm drain is repaired.

■ Main Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Owens Avenue in North Las Vegas will be closed until the end of the month.

■ Watch for lane restrictions on Durango Drive between Cheyenne Avenue and Alexander Road as the city repairs the asphalt. The restrictions will be in effect on weekdays for the next five months. Lane restrictions will also be in place on Alexander between Cimarron Road and U.S. Highway 95.

■ Lane restrictions are in place on Village Center Circle, on Hills Center Drive between Village Center and Lake Mead Boulevard, and on Town Center Drive between Village Center and Summerlin Parkway.

■ Expect lane closures and shifting on Craig Road for the next seven weeks as North Las Vegas starts converting the Craig Ranch Golf Course into a regional park.

■ Work continues on Neon Boneyard Park. During construction hours, which are between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., expect road closures on parts of McWilliams Avenue, Ninth Street and Encanto Drive.

■ Construction continues on Flamingo Road between Interstate 15 and Audrie Street. Flamingo is reduced to one lane at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

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