Letter to the Editor printed in the Minneapolis StarTribune on 5-19-16 written by Twila Brase, CCHF President, regarding Minnesota REAL ID legislation
From the Federal Register January 9, 2008 Rules and Regulations:
REAL ID Law: Electronic Access to State Motor Vehicle Databases
NO SUCH THING AS A "NON-COMPLIANT" DRIVER'S LICENSE UNDER REAL ID
HF 3959 (Smith)/SF 3589 (Dibble)
WHY IS THIS ROOM EMPTY?
Because Minnesotans don't realize that State legislators are preparing to give Federal officials sole control over identification, driving, purchasing, transportation and movement. This control is called REAL ID.
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