S. 717, The Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007 (2 comments ↓)

  • This item is from the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 717 would repeal title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005, to restore 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 to protect 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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Vicky Davis

February 18, 2008, 2:23pm (report abuse)

This one clause alone should blow it out of the water:

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

This clause nullifies all state systems of birth registration and certification. In effect, it is a federal takeover - with no replacement system in place.

Karla Lindquist

May 1, 2008, 3:51pm (report abuse)

This law needs to be repealed. There absolutely is no security benefit and we will be far more susceptible to identity fraud. It's one more form of the Feds spying on citizenry, to boot.

We need to ask WHO precisely benefits from this law? Chipping companies, Data companies (perhaps the same that blocked thousands of voters in Florida in 2000?)and other digital info companies.

As people learn more about this law there will be more opposition.

Let's hope Vicky, above, is correct with clause K.

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