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May 15, 2007
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Lawmakers chop back Real ID funding

Lawmakers voted in committee Tuesday to fund the federal Real ID at a minimal level in hopes the states can convince Congress to either scale back the requirements or pay for implementation.

Instead of the $30 million DMV officials said was necessary to fully comply with the act, the joint Ways and Means/Senate Finance subcommittee put just $300,000 in the budget for the next two years to hire one person to begin putting a state plan together.

Real ID was added without hearings to legislation to pay for hurricane Katrina relief, and requires all states to meet tough standards by …

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