Published on 13 February 2017 by in Issues, Legislation, Legislative Alerts

Its time to make our voice heard on REAL ID again. For those of you that don’t know what REAL ID is, in a nutshell it is an unfunded mandate by the Federal Government to coerce the states into turning our Driver’s Licenses into a National ID Card that would violate our privacy, a concept thought up by the Soviets during the Cold War. If you would like to read more about REAL ID you can check out our page dedicated to it, or go to, a national organization dedicated to fighting REAL ID.

Last year legislation that would put Kentucky into compliance with REAL ID made it all the way to Governor Bevin’s desk, which he ultimately vetoed. This year the media did a very good fear-monger campaign about people not being able to get onto our military bases if they did not have a REAL ID compliant DL, since then the Bevin administration has been able to secure an extension (of which many states have right now).

Before you give you the Alert details you might want to just check out some news stories that might give you pause as to whether it is a good idea to implement REAL ID. One thing to understand is that while half the states are not in full compliance, they are to some capacity, even here in KY.

We could go on, but you get the point!

HB 77 is the current REAL ID Legislation, sponsored by Republican Representative Jim DuPlessis, a no vote last year on SB 245, the REAL ID bill from last year. Any Republican sponsoring or voting for this legislation is being contradictory to the KY Republican Party Platform that voted at last years convention to be against REAL ID overwhelmingly.  In fact Senator Rand Paul has signed on to Federal Repeal Legislation for REAL ID, and Representative Massie has signed on to a bill that would drastically reform REAL ID.


We need calls into Frankfort now to both the Legislators and the Governor.

Call 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message for YOUR Representative, YOUR Senator, All House Leadership, All Senate Leadership, and the House Transportation Committee Members. Tell them to OPPOSE HB 77 & KILL REAL ID.

Call 502-564-2611 and leave a message for Governor Bevin to protect Kentuckians from this invasion of privacy, violation of our Commonwealth’s sovereignty, and stop this unfunded Federal mandate.



One Response to “KILL REAL ID”

  1. Marion Reeves says:

    I vote no to the real ID

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