The Montana legislation is a decisive escalation of a growing state rebellion against Real ID:
· Maine and Idaho have both passed resolutions rejecting participation in Real ID, and Arkansas recently passed two similar anti-Real ID measures.
· Binding legislation similar to Montana’s is awaiting the governor’s signature in Washington.
· Thirteen more states have passed anti-Real ID legislation through at least one legislative chamber, and bills have been introduced in 12 additional states.
· In Congress, several bills to fix Real ID have been introduced, including strong proposals by Senators Akaka and Sununu and Congressman Tom Allen.
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