Protect Privacy and Safety By Repealing Real ID
Joint Resolution Urging Lawmakers in D.C. To Take Action
Rep. DeLena Johnson
Friday, March 10, 2017, Juneau, Alaska – Protecting privacy, public safety and an inherent opposition to unfunded mandates by the Federal Government are the reasons why Representative DeLena Johnson (R-Greater Palmer) is asking Alaska lawmakers to join her in urging our state’s U.S. Senators and Congressman to repeal the Real ID act of 2005.
“Enough is enough. Let’s get rid of the Real ID act,” says Rep. Johnson. “The uncertainty it’s caused has hung over the heads of Alaskans and Americans for too long. It’s time to see it go.”
In 2005, Congress approved the act to create an ID system recognized from state to state without considering the negative impacts. In Alaska, coming into compliance will mean a price tag of $1.5 million payable to the Federal Government by the State of Alaska. Additionally, we have many people traveling by air or in need of accessing military bases and that could all be compromised if the state is not in compliance by October 2020.
“My office receives weekly calls from community members who are concerned with the safety of their information if the federal government continues with the threat of penalties for states unwilling to comply with Real ID,” says Rep. Johnson.
HJR15 has been referred to State Affairs Committee.