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March 14, 2006
New Hampshire Resists REAL ID
By James Wilson
Congratulations and thanks to the New Hampshire House of Representatives who on March 8 voted overwhelmingly, 270-84 for House Bill 1582: Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened: 1 Prohibition Against Participation in National Identification System. The general court finds that the public policy established by Congress in the Real ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13, is contrary and repugnant to Articles 1 through 10 of the New Hampshire constitution as well as Amendments 4 though 10 of the Constitution for the United States of America. Therefore, the state of New Hampshire shall not participate in a national identification card system; nor shall the department of safety amend the procedures for applying for a driver’s license under RSA 263 or an identification card under RSA 260:21. 2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage. You can listen or watch the 22-minute floor debate here. It is the March 8 afternoon recording and begins at about 4:08:38 into it. It is inspiring to listen to New Hampshire's elected represenatives speak out for liberty! Thanks to Pat McCotter for sending this news and these links to us.
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