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S.1261 PASS ID Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 09, 2009 By Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 111-104.

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  • 8% of users support S.1261

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill seeks to set out minimum requirements for State driver’s licenses and ID cards regarding what data is included and what documentation must be presented when receiving such ID cards. In turn, it would shift a degree of authority from the State to the Federal level by prohibiting a Federal agency from accepting, for any official purposes, a State ID card unless that State it is materially compliant with this bill’s minimum requirements.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill seeks to set out minimum requirements for State driver’s licenses and ID cards regarding what data is included and what documentation must be presented when receiving such ID cards. In turn, it would shift a degree of authority from the State to the Federal level by prohibiting a Federal agency from accepting, for any official purposes, a State ID card unless that State it is materially compliant with this bill’s minimum requirements.

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    • National Conference of State Legislatures

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    • Center for Democracy & Technology

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    • National Governors Association

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    • Center for Immigration Studies

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    • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

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    • The CATO Institute

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    • Citizens Against Government Waste

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    • National Immigration Law Center

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    • Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    • National Association for Gun Rights

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    • American Civil Liberties Union

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    • The Heritage Foundation

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 25, 2009, by cadaverousmob - The REAL ID Act is about to fail, since it's pure bullsh*t; this act is just an extension of it. Vote it down or you'll be down in a FEMA camp soon!

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      As noted by cadaverousmob, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 25, 2009, "The REAL ID Act is about to fail, since it's pure bullsh*t; this act is just an extension of it. Vote it down or you'll be down in a FEMA camp soon!"
    • On June 30, 2009, by Logic - State legislatures shot down the REAL ID, so is there any reason to revive it? No! This is ludicrous, and now, the Obama administration is attempting to make another grab at our privacy. Will this ever end? This bill should be known by more people, especially on this website, so that we may (once again) rally against this new REAL ID act.

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      As noted by Logic, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 30, 2009, "State legislatures shot down the REAL ID, so is there any reason to revive it? No! This is ludicrous, and now, the Obama administration is attempting to make another grab at our privacy. Will this ever end? This bill should be known by more people, especially on this website, so that we may (once again) rally against this new REAL ID act."
    • On June 24, 2009, by mrlargo - Since when was Homeland Security ever about privacy?

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      As noted by mrlargo, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 24, 2009, "Since when was Homeland Security ever about privacy?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • EMERGENCY ALERT – Stop the NEW Real ID – S.1261 – The PASS Act - December 30, 2010 by ruttt.com - RestoreTheRepublic.com | http | Dear friends and fellow American, I have an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT for you Today that requires your immediate and direct.

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      As noted by ruttt.com on December 30, 2010, "RestoreTheRepublic.com | http | Dear friends and fellow American, I have an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT for you Today that requires your immediate and direct." (http://ruttt.com/18595/emergency-alert-stop-the-new-real-id-s-1261-the-pass-act/)
    • EMERGENCY ALERT – Stop the NEW Real ID – S.1261 – The PASS Act - December 16, 2010 by Fake it to make it - RestoreTheRepublic.com | http | Dear friends and fellow American, I have an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT for you Today that requires your immediate and direct attention. This ALERT is regarding the MORPHING of REAL ID in to the PASS ACT. ...

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      As noted by Fake it to make it on December 16, 2010, "RestoreTheRepublic.com | http | Dear friends and fellow American, I have an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT for you Today that requires your immediate and direct attention. This ALERT is regarding the MORPHING of REAL ID in to the PASS ACT. ..." (http://whyfake.com/2010/12/17/emergency-alert-stop-the-new-real-id-s-1261-the-pass-act/)
    • Professor's Presentation Proves Popular - December 15, 2010 by kakoluri.com - ... Google Bicycling Maps; Green For All; Groundwater Atlas of Colorado; Health Care for all Colorado; Hearing on Pass ID Act S. 1261; Human Rights Campaign; International Center for Journalists; Introduction to Skeptical Science ...

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      As noted by kakoluri.com on December 15, 2010, "... Google Bicycling Maps; Green For All; Groundwater Atlas of Colorado; Health Care for all Colorado; Hearing on Pass ID Act S. 1261; Human Rights Campaign; International Center for Journalists; Introduction to Skeptical Science ..." (http://kakoluri.com/2010/12/16/professors-presentation-proves-popular/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Real ID -- a real pain - July 17, 2009 by Los Angeles Times - ...Napolitano is likely to push back the deadline once again. Napolitano is backing a different solution, known as the Pass ID Act:S.1261:. Introduced last month by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), the bill was drafted at

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      As noted by Los Angeles Times on July 17, 2009, "...Napolitano is likely to push back the deadline once again. Napolitano is backing a different solution, known as the Pass ID Act:S.1261:. Introduced last month by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), the bill was drafted at " (http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/~3/p9duFdMY9os/la-ed-realid18-2009jul18,0,4834720.story)
    • » Morning News, 7/15/09 Morning News, 7/15/09 - July 14, 2009 by Immigration Blog - By Mickey McCarter Opponents of the PASS ID Act (S. 1261) faulted the legislation Tuesday for provisions that would repeal requirements for electronic ...

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      As noted by Immigration Blog on July 14, 2009, "By Mickey McCarter Opponents of the PASS ID Act (S. 1261) faulted the legislation Tuesday for provisions that would repeal requirements for electronic ..." (http://cis.org/Griffith/MorningNews71509)
    • Secure Identity Documents: Administration's Next Step in ... - July 14, 2009 by PR Newswire (press release) - WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's testimony by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in support of S. 1261, Providing Additional ...

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      As noted by PR Newswire (press release) on July 14, 2009, "WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's testimony by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in support of S. 1261, Providing Additional ..." (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-15-2009/0005060868&EDATE=)
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