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Providing for Additional Security in States' Identification (PASS ID) Act of 2009
Bill # S.1261

Original Sponsor:
Daniel Akaka (D-HI)

Cosponsor Total: 4
(last sponsor added 08/04/2009)
  1 Republicans
  3 Democrats
About This Legislation:
6/15/2009--Introduced. Repeals title II (Improved Security for Driver's Licenses and Personal Identification Cards) of the REAL ID Act of 2005. Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prohibit: (1) federal agencies from accepting state-issued driver's licenses and personal identification cards unless the state issues such licenses and cards that are materially compliant with the minimum standards of this Act; and (2) persons from being denied boarding a commercial aircraft solely because of failure to present a driver's license or identification card issued pursuant to this Act. Specifies minimum document requirements and issuance standards for such licenses and cards. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) enter into the appropriate aviation security screening database information on persons who have been convicted of using a false driver's license at an airport; and (2) establish a state-to-state one driver, one license demonstration program. Establishes a State Driver's License Enhancement Grant Program. Makes it unlawful for a person knowingly and without lawful authority to copy or resell information from a driver's license or identification card.
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