The Maine Legislature will begin debate on the Governors proposal to meet the requirements of the Real-ID Act as passed by Congress. Maine was one of the last hold-outs to complying (or stating in a letter that they intend to comply) with Real-ID. Many in the Legislature oppose the plan for a better ID on the basis of cost and loss of privacy. However, there are many supporters who feel we would benefit in terms of less identity theft, less illegal immigration, and better security. Read more on this subject in the following news articles:
April 16, 2008. "Debate expected on controversial ID bill". KeepMEcurrent.com.
April 15, 2008. "Real ID on pause". Editorial against Real ID by The Keene Sentinel.
April 15, 2008. "Legislator's differences surface during debate on Real ID". Kennebec Journal.
Click on the following link for more information on Real ID and Maine.