Jan. 2, 2016
FortySix News reports that Rep. Bob Cleveland and Lewis Moore will be holding the next public meeting on the REAL ID Act at the state capitol on Jan. 5th at 10 AM in Room 206.
FortySix News also provides the transcript of the Question and Answer portion of the last REAL ID meeting that was held on Now. 18th, noting that:
Several major things discovered in the transcripts below:
The question was asked multiple times – How does this improve safety? No real coherent answer was ever given.
During the discussion the question was asked about the Dictator Clause in the REAL ID Act when the answer never happened due to an alarm that went off at the state capitol making everyone evacuate. When the session resumed the question was never brought up again. The Dictator Clause allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to arbitrarily add anything to the list of official purposes that require a person to produce a REAL ID. Things that have already been suggested recently are guns and ammo.
The extension to be able to get onto an aircraft really was set till 2020, but could be changed to an earlier date at the discretion of the Director of Homeland Security.
Read more from FortySix News: New Meeting Called to Get Answers About REAL ID, Exclusive: Discussion Transcript Included
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.
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