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House to consider opting out of Real ID

House to consider opting out of Real ID

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah House will consider preventing state agencies from complying with the federal Real ID Act.

The act is intended to prevent drivers license forgeries by requiring enhanced security measures.

But Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, an Orem Republican, says it's an example of the federal government overstepping its bounds. About a dozen other states have already passed measures preventing state agencies from implementing the requirements of Real ID.

Residents of states that fail to comply with the act may not be allowed to board airplanes or enter federal buildings in the future with their drivers licenses.

On Friday, a Utah House committee unanimously approved House Bill 234. It will likely be debated by the full House later this week.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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