Led by Maine in early 2007, 25 states over the past 2 years have passed resolutions and binding laws denouncing and refusing the implement the Bush-era law which many expressed concerned about privacy, funding and more. While the law is still on the books in D.C., its implementation has been “delayed” numerous times in response to this massive state resistance, and in practice, is virtually null and void.

Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses.
Green – Resolution Passed. Red – Binding Law Passed
Black – Failed Vote.

Alabama
HJR13: Opposition to implementation of the Real ID Act
Alaska
SB202: Prohibits State Spending on Real ID Effective Date of Law – 08/26/08
Arizona
HB 2677, Real ID Act prohibition. (Passed House of Representatives 51-8 on 3/19/08) (Passed Senate 21-7 on 5/6/08) (Signed by Governor Napolitano 6/17/08)
Arkansas
SCR 16 requests that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation support the repeal of the Real ID Act. (Enacted 3/28/07)
Colorado
HJR 07-1047 a resolution in opposition to the Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/4/07)
Georgia
SB 5 Authorizing the governor of Georgia to delay compliance with the Real ID Act (Enacted 5/11/07).
Hawaii
SCR 31 Opposing the creation of a national identity card and the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 4/25/07)
Idaho
HB 606 Real ID Act, do not implement. (Enacted 4/9/08)
Illinois
HJR 27 Opposes any portion of the Real ID Act that violates the rights and liberties guaranteed under the Illinois and US Constitutions and urges Congress to repeal Real ID (Adopted 5/22/07).
Iowa
Kentucky
HCR 122 Urges Congress to repeal the creation of a national ID card and the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed out of committee 2/20/07). SCR 111 A concurrent resolution urging Congress to repeal the creati…
Louisiana
HB 715 Directs the Office of Public Safety and Corrections not to implement the Real ID Act. (Passed House 5/14/08; Signed by Gonvernor 7/16/08)
Maine
SP 113 Maine’s resolution against the Real ID Act of 2005 (Enacted 1/25/07). LD 1138 An act to prohibit Maine from participating in a national identification system. (Passed by the Legislature 6/5/07)
Maryland
SB 576 Prohibiting implementation of the Real ID Act.
Massachusetts
SB 2138 Memorializing the Congress on the Real ID Act.
Minnesota
SF 0988 Noncompliance with Real ID Act. (Enacted 5/15/09)
Missouri
HB 361 Prohibits the violation of a person’s privacy rights in order to obtain a driver’s license. (Enacted 7/13/09)
Montana
HB 287 Opposing implementation of Real ID in Montana (Enacted 4/17/07).
Nebraska
LR 28 Opposes the enactment of the Real ID Act in Nebraska and urges Congress to repeal. (Adopted 5/30/07)
Nevada
AJR 6 Urges Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 5/14/07) SJR 5 Nevada Senate version of AJR 6, urging Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005.
New Hampshire
HB 685 Prohibits the state from participating in a national identification system. (Enacted 6/27/07)
North Dakota
SCR4040 Urges the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Adopted 4/20/07)
Oklahoma
SB 464 Opposing the implementation of Real ID in Oklahoma. (Enacted 5/23/07).HCR 1019 Memorializing Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed House 3/13/07)
Oregon
SB 536 Prohibits the state from funding Real ID implementation until privacy guidelines are met and sufficient federal funding is secured. (Enacted 5/23/09)
Pennsylvania
HR 767 Urging the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. (Passed the House 194-3.) HB 2537 Prohibiting the Commonwealth from obtaining certification onder the Federal Real ID Act of…
Rhode Island
H 5474 A Joint Resolution opposing the implementation of Real ID. S 865 Opposing implementation of Real ID.
South Carolina
S 449 Provides that the state will not participate in the Real ID program. (Enacted 6/13/07) H 3989 Memorializing Congress to repeal or decline implementation of the Real ID Act. (Adopted 5/31/07)
South Dakota
SCR 7 Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the Real ID Act. (Adopted 2/22/08)
Tennessee
HJR 285 Urges a two year extension of Real ID Act deadlines or a repeal of the Act in its entirety (Enacted 6/11/09)
Texas
HCR 148 Refusing to implement the federal Real ID Act of 2005. SCR 40 Opposing the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 as an unfunded mandate.
Utah
HR 4 Opposes the Real ID Act of 2005 and the implementation of a national ID card. (Enacted 3/2/09)
Virginia
SB 1431 Prohibits compliance with Real ID provisions that compromise the privacy of residents. (Enacted 3/31/09)
Washington
SB 5087 (PDF) Opposing the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005 in Washington State. (Enacted 4/18/07) SJM 8005 (PDF) Calling for the federal government to repeal the Real ID Act of 2005. Check t…
Wisconsin
AB 475 Relating to the issuance of motor vehicle operator’s licenses.
Wyoming
HJ 5 A joint resolution calling on Congress to repeal the…

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  2. Ric

    Just refuse!!!!!!!!!!!

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