Feb 28, 2011
Last week I reported that HB 1399 had been assigned to the Public Safety Committee.
On Wed. Feb 23rd we learned that Rep Tibbs and Rep. Steve Martin decided not to hear the bill.
To find out more about the risks of RFID tracking devices embedded in our ID documents read RFID ID Cards Documents Risks Flyer
For the 1 page version of how the people and their Representatives were sold out on the bill they passed last session to prohibit RFID see HB 2569 Chace’d off by the SIA
Here is an update from OK-SAFE:
HB 1399 Blocked by Rep. Sue Tibbs and Rep. Steve Martin
Characterizing HB 1399 as a “solution in search of a problem”, Rep. Steve Martin, Vice-Chair of the House Public Safety Committee, along with Chair Rep. Sue Tibbs, has decided to not allow this bill a hearing in their committee.
Rep. Steve Martin (R-HD10)
Apparently both Martin and Tibbs are unaware of the pending May 2011 deadline to implement the provisions of the Real ID Act, thereby creating a National/International ID card. Or they are aware and approve such a card.
HB 1399 (by Wesselhoft/Russell) prohibits the use RFID or RFID-type ink in the Oklahoma dirvers’ licenses and state issued ID cards. (This same bill passed, and was vetoed, in 2010 and was aimed at fighting the implementation of the Real ID Act in Oklahoma.)
By preventing a hearing and vote on this bill, Martin and Tibbs are preemptively vetoing HB 1399.