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Lawmakers Struggle To Move Forward On REAL ID Compliance

As a key legislative deadline approaches, efforts to bring Washington state into compliance with tougher federal requirements for proof of U.S. residency for driver’s licenses and other government-sanctioned ID don’t appear to have enough support in each chamber to move forward this year.

02/23/2015

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Ore. Senate Mulls Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday heard their first public testimony on a bill to grant short-term driver’s licenses to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States, and the discussion got heated as opponents said it would encourage more people to come to Oregon illegally and supporters said it would make the state’s roads safer.

04/11/2013

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WA Senate Passes High Tech Facial Recognition Bill for IDs

The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to implement a facial recognition system to verify the identity of those applying for a driver’s license or other state ID.

02/14/2012

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