Arizona Set To Torpedo REAL ID Actby Doug Mataconis
It’s looking like Arizona is getting ready to join Washington and Maine and strike yet another blow against the ill-conceived REAL ID Act:
The state Senate is poised to approve a bill to bar Arizona from participating in a federal program that would create a standardized national identification card.
The move comes as the federal Real ID Act is getting strong resistance from states nationwide. Earlier this week, the Washington state Senate voted to delay participation in the program pending more-specific guidelines, and last week, the federal Homeland Security Department announced it would delay its effective date for two years, to the end of 2009.
In Arizona, Senate Bill 1152 would prevent the state from taking part in the national standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Go Arizona !
H/T: David Weigel