REAL ID Act of 2005; State will not comply with provision thereof that compromises economic privacy. (SB1431)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


REAL ID Act; Commonwealth's participation. Provides that the Commonwealth will not comply with any provision of the federal REAL ID Act and with any other federal law, regulation, or policy that would compromise the economic privacy, biometric data, or biometric samples of any resident of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2009Presented and ordered printed 093852216
01/16/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1431)
02/04/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Rereferred to Transportation
02/05/2009Reported from Transportation with amendment (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2009Amendment #1 by Senator Cuccinelli withdrawn
02/10/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2009Amendment #2 by Senator Cuccinelli agreed to
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1431E
02/10/2009Printed as engrossed 093852216-E
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1431E)
02/19/2009Referred from Transportation
02/19/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/20/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment (96-Y 3-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1431ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1431ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 769 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.


Marsha Maines writes:

AS the person who has witnessed the internal workings of FEMA and also reported the MASSIVE security BREACH in DMV's databases that expose ALL OF US to identity tampering - all with NO response from our worthless public servants who are supposed to have their jobs for the sole purpose of upholding the Constitution and protecting WE THE PEOPLE who make up "the state" ...our electorate is asleep

Marsha Maines writes:

missing the text regarding "collection" of biometric data. this is the KEY. only states "compromise of biometric data".