Nov. 12, 2015
The REAL ID Study is finally confirmed!
A public meeting has been called to give legislators and constituents the opportunity to ask questions about the REAL ID Act.
The REAL ID meeting will be held at the Oklahoma capitol on Nov. 18th at 9am in Room 206.
I am grateful to Rep. Bob Cleveland and Rep. Lewis Moore who took the initiative and made the arrangements for this important meeting.
I am very honored to have been invited to speak about REAL ID at this meeting. I will be speaking alongside two men I admire greatly – former state Rep. Charles Key (who was the House author on our state’s REAL ID prohibition law) and my good friend, Howard Houchen, award winning K95.5 KITX AM radio show host.
The reason for the sudden interest in this decade-old federal law is that two state Senators have vowed to repeal the Oklahoma law prohibiting the state’s participation in the controversial REAL ID Act.
You can read the state statute prohibiting participation in REAL ID here
Biometric ID is problematic enough but the REAL ID Act compounds the privacy, security and liberty issues of what is, at the moment still a state held biometric identification database. The REAL ID Act requires all state DMV database to be connected which means the data will be accessed and used widely probably in ways many of us have not even imagined.
If you are an Oklahoman who has questions about REAL ID, it is critical that you attend this meeting.