"Real ID" Under Attack; Colorado May Join Revolt


A states revolt against a law setting standards for driver's licenses and requires states to link their record systems to national databases is growing.

Thirteen states are expected to consider resolutions against "Real I.D.", including Arizona and Utah.

Some states are concerned about the cost of 11 billion dollars. Colorado has not yet considered action against "Real I.D.", and Senator Josh Penry says Colorado's new laws on identification keep increased cost from being an issue. But Penry says it may be time for Colorado to look at problems with the law.

"I have some issues about the privacy aspects", Penry says, "and I think that's something we need to look at. I know that whether you're conservative or liberal it's something we need to look into."

Though most states oppose "Real I.D.," Indiana and Maryland are backing the measure. But the issue may become moot for states if Congress takes action to kill "Real I.D." as several senators are proposing.


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