Minnesota Senate Votes Down REAL ID Bill

Supporters of REAL ID in Minnesota saw their bill get voted down by the state Senate on Monday.

Democrats and some Republicans voted against the plan that would have created a high-security driver’s license in Minnesota.

In 2005, Congress approved the REAL ID Act. It requires state-issued driver’s licenses to meet certain information standards by 2018. David Schultz, a political science professor at Hamline, said the Real ID Act is designed to help with national security issues and the war on terrorism.

“Most states in the United States adopted REAL ID. The state of Minnesota did not,” said Schultz.

Schultz said Minnesota lawmakers first argued that REAL ID was a privacy issue. Now, he believes the argument is more about immigration — not information.


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