Real ID Act; memorializing Congress to repeal or amend. (HJ42)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Memorializing Congress to repeal or amend the federal Real ID Act. Expresses the sense of the General Assembly in opposition to the implementation of the federal Real ID Act unless the federal government provides adequate funds to the states to cover the costs of implementation and unless amendments are made to protect the privacy and preserve the essential civil rights and liberties of the citizens of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084431676
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2008Left in Rules


Philip Jonesa writes:

Here is another example of our government abdicating their responsibility.

We need our Delegates to support rule of law and ask Tim Kaine for another tax to protect Virginians. If we can add taxes at DMV with fees we can ensure our citizens are safe.

Brandon Holmes writes:

This is a good first step but the HJ 42 legislation needs to be stronger and made into a Bill rather than a Resolution. An emphasis needs to be placed on the fact that the Real ID by its nature violates and threatens the essential protections of privacy enshrined in the Bill of Rights an that that alone is cause to reject it. I also see no mention of the fact that the Real ID act requires states to violate the federal law against using one't Social Security number for identification and linking identification documents to a person's SSN.

David writes:

I don't agree with this resolution in it's current form. The language is not strong enough in it's rejection of the Real ID act, in that it enjoins congress to provide funding and close security holes in the privacy policies. The Real ID act needs to be rejected in its entirety, not amended. If this passes we might as well be living in 1930's Germany: "Show us your papers."

Rod Koozmin writes:

I will support this bill until a stronger one against Real ID comes along

Allan Neal writes:

Senator Hanger has introduced SB 492 against Real ID. The Transportation Committee votes on it Feb 7 at 2 pm, Senate Rm B at the Gen Assem. Building, Richmond.

Senator Hanger told me on Thurs, it will die in Committee. I said it won't because YOU are going to call your representative on that committee NOW. Go to to do this. Thank you,

Allan Neal