Alaska Senate may curtail national ID system

The Senate is considering a bill that would draw the line on the Federal government’s attempts to have a national identification system. The “Real ID” system, administered by the Department of Homeland Security, would require states to meet a federal standard in issuing driver’s licenses or state identification cards. ID cards meeting the standard would be required for entering federal office buildings, flying on airplanes or crossing borders if the national plan takes effect.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau