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Your Legislators: Federal Real ID Act (March 31, 2016)


AMENDMENT WE COULD PUT ON THE
BILL. BILL.
>>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE OF>>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE OF
ISSUES THAT I DON’T THINK WILL ISSUES THAT I DON’T THINK WILL
TAKE MUCH TIME. TAKE MUCH TIME.
A IS GOING ON WITH THE FEDERAL A IS GOING ON WITH THE FEDERAL
REAL I.D. ACT. REAL I.D. ACT.
COULD BE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE COULD BE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE
GETTING ON AIRPLANES. GETTING ON AIRPLANES.
ANYBODY GOING TO UPDATE US ON ANYBODY GOING TO UPDATE US ON
THIS QUICKLY? THIS QUICKLY?
>>I AM ON THE TRANSPORTATION>>I AM ON THE TRANSPORTATION
COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE.
SENATOR EKEN I DON’T KNOW IF YOU SENATOR EKEN I DON’T KNOW IF YOU
HAVE SEEN, BUT WHAT WE DID PASS HAVE SEEN, BUT WHAT WE DID PASS
IS THE FIRST PART OF ALLOWING IS THE FIRST PART OF ALLOWING
THE DEPARTMENT TO PLAN OR LOOK THE DEPARTMENT TO PLAN OR LOOK
AT IT AND GIVE US A REPORT BY AT IT AND GIVE US A REPORT BY
THE MIDDLE OF APRIL. THE MIDDLE OF APRIL.
THAT IS THE FIRST STATUS. THAT IS THE FIRST STATUS.
ORIGINALLY THE LAW STATUTES WE ORIGINALLY THE LAW STATUTES WE
FORBID THE DEPARTMENT FROM EVEN FORBID THE DEPARTMENT FROM EVEN
GOING DOWN THE ROAD OF PLANNING GOING DOWN THE ROAD OF PLANNING
AND LOOKING AT THIS. AND LOOKING AT THIS.
THE TIME HAS COME, THE FEDERAL THE TIME HAS COME, THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT DID GIVE US AN GOVERNMENT DID GIVE US AN
EXTENSION BUT WE ARE NOW EXTENSION BUT WE ARE NOW
ALLOWING THE DEPARTMENT TO PLAN ALLOWING THE DEPARTMENT TO PLAN
AND THEY C THEY ARE GOING TO COK AND THEY C THEY ARE GOING TO COK
AND THE NEXT PHASE WITH THEIR AND THE NEXT PHASE WITH THEIR
REPORT AND WHAT WE HANDLE THIS REPORT AND WHAT WE HANDLE THIS
YEAR AND PROBABLY NEXT YEAR WILL YEAR AND PROBABLY NEXT YEAR WILL
SPILL OVER INTO NEXT YEAR ON SPILL OVER INTO NEXT YEAR ON
WHAT WE DO. WHAT WE DO.
THE MOST FAVORABLE THING I AM THE MOST FAVORABLE THING I AM
HEARING ABOUT IS A TWO TRACK HEARING ABOUT IS A TWO TRACK
SYSTEM. SYSTEM.
ANYBODY INTERESTED IN A REAL ANYBODY INTERESTED IN A REAL
I.D. MAYBE FOR FLYING IS THE BIG I.D. MAYBE FOR FLYING IS THE BIG
PURPOSE ALTHOUGH YOU CAN USE THE PURPOSE ALTHOUGH YOU CAN USE THE
PASSPORT INSTEAD OF THE REAL PASSPORT INSTEAD OF THE REAL
I.D. AND HAVE A TWO TRACK SYSTEM I.D. AND HAVE A TWO TRACK SYSTEM
AND KEEP THE CURRENT MINNESOTA AND KEEP THE CURRENT MINNESOTA
DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OPT INTO A DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OPT INTO A
REAL I.D. IF THEY CHOSE THAT REAL I.D. IF THEY CHOSE THAT
OPTION AND THEN WHATEVER THE OPTION AND THEN WHATEVER THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STRINGS WERE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STRINGS WERE
ATTACHED. ATTACHED.
THAT IS THE REAL CONCERN THAT THAT IS THE REAL CONCERN THAT
MANY OF US HAVE A PRIVACY AND MANY OF US HAVE A PRIVACY AND
STATES RIGHTS. STATES RIGHTS.
>>Barry: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS?>>Barry: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS?
>>MY HOPE WE CAN GET A SYSTEM>>MY HOPE WE CAN GET A SYSTEM
IN PLACE PEOPLE CAN RENEW IN THE IN PLACE PEOPLE CAN RENEW IN THE
NORMAL CYCLE AND

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