Florida pushes for Real ID chip

By Beat the Chip

FL SB 2040 takes up Real ID regs for E-Verify use. “Here’s  what SB 2040 does – Requires companies to use the E-Verify employment  verification system for new hires, but gives them the option to instead  scan an ID card that has passed muster under the  federal Real ID  program.” The Independent wrote a glowing report on it, providing more details.

SB 1150.  On March 30th, Florida Sen. Anitre Flores submitted an amendment with high ambitions for Floridian driver identity. The amendment was passed out of the local Transporation Committee in SB 1150 and is now headed for Florida State’s Budget Committee. The Committee Substitute now contains language, reasonably defined and considered may allow for RFID tags to be added to Florida drivers licenses. However, that’s not worst of what’s ahead. Online authentication of drivers license information is being added as an alternative to another Big Database DHS program, E-Verify.

SEE ALSO: Amendment Waters Down E-Verify Bill on Eve of Judiciary Committee Hearing

Our guest, Paul Henry of Floridians against Real ID, discussed more about meeting the challenges ahead for driver identity in Florida and how it might soon be Real ID on the Internet:

22-minute audio. (It takes a few moments to load.)

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