What if the Feds gave a regulation and no one came? Utah has joined the ranks of states asserting their sovereignty over this issue.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State agencies would be forbidden from further compliance with the federal Real ID Act under a measure the Utah House approved Thursday.
The move would do nothing to end hours-long waits at state drivers license offices, but could mean that Utah residents won’t be able to board airplanes or enter federal buildings in the future.
The Real ID Act was launched after the 2001 terror attacks to make driver’s licenses more secure, so that eventually all driver’s licenses would have several layers of security features to prevent forgery.
Opponents call the act an unfunded mandate that tramples on states’ rights. A slew of states have already passed laws and resolutions saying they won’t comply with any portion of it.
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