BagMan is grinding his teeth on this one:
Applicants for state driver's licenses and state identification cards might soon be required to show proof of legal residency, under a bill on its way to Gov. Jim Doyle after passing the Senate on Thursday.
Under current law, an applicant for a state ID must verify his or her address and birth date, but not residency status. If the bill becomes law, applicants would have to show proof of residence and a date when their legal alien status expires. The date would be printed on the person's driver's license, the bill says.
If states don't comply with the national law by May 2008, federal officials won't accept that state's cards as identification for purposes such as boarding planes or entering federal buildings. Wisconsin is one of a handful of states that don't have such legislation.
That's why Doyle will consider signing it, Doyle spokesman Dan Leistikow said.
"Congress has imposed a federal mandate, which doesn't give the state a lot of wiggle room," Leistikow said.
"Congress" was Jim Sensenbrenner.
Needless to say, this law will ALSO have an impact on voter fraud, thus diminishing the Democrat vote by a significant number in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Beloit.
BagMan could veto the bill, of course. What does HE care? He flies on private planes, owned by the State or by "special" pals. Being a damn fool is nothing new to BagMan, either...
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I hope this passes. I've been a supporter of Voter ID bills after the "non-existent" fraud that happened in November 2004.
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