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Montana delegates introduce Repeal REAL ID bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Senator Steven Daines, Senator Jon Tester and Representative Ryan Zinke have introduced a bill to the Senate and House repealing federal mandates for driver's licenses in the REAL ID Act of 2005. 

All three voiced similar concerns with Daines saying "Montanans have spoken loud and clear: we don’t want REAL ID and we don’t want the federal government infringing on our personal privacy... The Repeal ID Act ensures Montanans’ voices are heard and will help strike the right balance that protects our security while also safeguarding Montanans’ civil liberties."

Daines and Tester have both attempted to block REAL ID in the past. By repealing the current act through Repeal ID, Montana's 2007 law that blocked the implementation of REAL ID would remain intact.

The Department of Homeland Security gave the state an extension for meeting REAL ID mandates until Oct. 10, 2016. 

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