It was announced today that Senator Ken Cuccinelli has taken another bold stand to protect
the privacy of Virginia citizens when he introduced S.B.481 to prohibit DMV or any other
agency of the Commonwealth from using any type of computer chip or radio-frequency
identification on licenses and identification cards and from sharing certain data with other
states or with any federal government agency as required by the Real ID Act of 2005. The
bill further provides that no biometric data will be gathered or retained.
Donna Holt and VA Liberty Defense along with 10 other groups have joined forces in a
statewide campaign to add Virginia to the growing list of states to enact anti-Real ID legislation.
Twenty-one (21) states have engaged in an all-out revolt against Dangerous ID (the so-called
Real ID scam) and have already passed legislation that will nix the federal mandate and more
are expected to follow.
The will be a Rally in support of Delegate Bob Marshall's H.B.1587 and Ken Cuccinelli's S.B.481
at the Virginia State Capital Bell Tower on January 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm.
The VA Liberty Defense grassroots lobbying efforts will gain momentum as they take the news
of the bill to the districts across the state. They are certain to shake things up in local politics
with upcoming state elections on the horizon.