Montana Says No To Real IDby Doug Mataconis
Earlier this week, Montana became the latest state to say no to Real ID:
HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer said “no, nope, no way, hell no” Tuesday to national driver’s licenses, signing into law a bill supporters say is one of the strongest rejections to the federal plan.
The move means the state won’t comply with the Real ID Act, a federal law that sets a national standard for driver’s licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.
Though several states have either passed or are considering resolutions or bills against the act, Montana is the first state to outright deny its implementation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
“This is the first one saying, ‘We’re not doing it,’ ” said Scott Crichton of the Montana ACLU.
Where does your state stand ?