Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bad Bills Part 3: The REAL Capitulation

HB 1845 is the REAL ID bill that forces Oklahoma into the federal identification card system.

The program is a privacy nightmare and unneeded. Worse, those promoting the scheme have long lied about the consequences of not having Oklahoma drivers licenses REAL ID compliant, claiming that you couldn't get on an airplane which is not true.
Here is a bill that was chosen for scoring the RINO Index,
& why this bill is bad for the average Oklahoman.
It is also a fee increase, adding $5.00 to the license fee, like the $5.00 they added to the tags last year, with the money siphoned off into Public Safety and two dollars to the tag agents. Even worse, this bill guts the state prohibition on REAL ID passed about eight to ten years ago. There is a clause stating that the state won't share biometric data of its citizen but there is an out for data sharing required by the feds.