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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Driver's License crackdown/Need SSN to get Money Orders?


Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 01:51:06 +0000
Subject: Driver's License crackdown/Need SSN to get Money Orders?
Reply-to: harold@halcyon.com

>It appears that "militias" are creating a substantial problem for
>several of the states' Departments of Motor Vehicles. Apparently,
>significant numbers of "militia" members, or their supporters, are
>collectively refusing to get driver's licenses. This growing phenomena
>will be the focus of discussion at an upcoming event sponsored by
>"The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)".
>The event is being promoted as the "Driver Licensing and Control /
>Financial Responsibility Fall Workshop".
>The Association's Web Page states that the AAMVA "represents the
>interests of U.S. and Canadian motor vehicle agency administrators and
>law enforcement officials in the pursuit of safer North American
>roadways and quality driver and vehicle administration."
>Sheila Prior, (a workshop coordinator), said the AAMVA found it
>necessary to address the militia issue due to the fact that increasing
>numbers of militia supporters are refusing to comply with requirements
>associated with obtaining driver's licenses.
>According to the schedule of events, Missouri's Attorney General, David
>Hansen, will advise the nation's licensing officials concerning the
>"militia issue" on Saturday, November 1, 1997 between 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
>(The "Militia Licensing" issue is the top item listed on the AAMVA's
>Internet Web Page.)
>And, later, on that same day, Commander Kerry Kirkpatrick from Iowa,
>will present "Defusing Threats of Violence". [Remember, this event is a
>"driver's license workshop" -- Why do driver's license administrators
>need to be advised on how to deal with "threats of violence"? Could it
>be that U.S. citizens are not expected to adapt easily to the level of
>"control" that will be discussed at this "Control" workshop?]
>Other topics to be addressed will include information on the new federal
>driver's licenses and identification cards standardization requirements
>that were imposed by congress in the Immigration Reform Act of 1996,
>Public Law 104-208. (See note 1 below.) State licensing administrators
>will, no doubt, be instructed on how to best go about acquiring funding
>to implement the new federal requirements. The regulations, now being
>drafted by the U.S. DOT, will, according to sources, impose the
>requirement that all states MUST obtain a Social Security number from
>ALL licensees and that the SSN must be incorporated onto the license
>card in a "machine readable" form.
>[A recent U. S. Postal instructional video warns Postal workers to be
>suspicious of, and to report on a special form, anyone who requests to
>purchase a Postal Money Order but resists providing their Social
>Security number. I have seen this official video. Is it possible that
>those people who refuse to divulge their SSN upon application for a
>driver's license are being categorically classified as a "militia
>members" by the AAMVA and the state licensing officials?]
>Also being discussed on Friday will be the topics: "Electronics
>Verification of Driver's Licenses" and, "Using Current Technology -
>Symbol Technology". The Symbol Technology subject is to be presented by
>the president of the National Association of Convenience Stores.
>[I assume that "symbol technology" in association with "electronic
>verification" encompasses such things as fingerprints, biometric, and/or
>bar codes - though I am, admittedly, not certain of this.]
>On Sunday, November 2, David Boylard, (from West Virginia), will discuss
>"Facial Recognition Systems". [West Virginia, in 1997, became the first
>state to incorporate "facial recognition technology" into their
>driver's license issuance process.)
>In summation, the whole purpose of the "workshop" is to educate the
>licensing officials on the Association's interpretation of the newly
>enacted federal laws. The officials will be advised on how to most
>effectively deal with the problems that will be created for the states
>by implementing these new driver's licensing/national ID requirements -
>of course, the Association would cease to exist if these "problems"
>weren't being perpetually created so as to provide a reason to sponsor
>these types of resort-hosted workshops!
>The workshop is scheduled for October 31 - November 2, 1992. Non-members
>may attend. The registration fee is $475.00 per attendee. The location
>Hyatt Regency Incline Village (Lake Tahoe)
>Country Club Drive at Lakeshore
>P.O. Box 3239
>Incline Village, NV 89450-3239
>[You suppose this might be some sort of resort?]
>Phone: (702) 832-1234; Fax: (702) 831-7508
>Information contacts for AAMVA are:
>Sheila Prior =97 DL&C/FR,
>Linda Lewis =97 CSE: (703) 522-420000 (sic)
>Appropriately, a Halloween dinner will be provided on Friday night,
>October 31.
>Note 1: In 1996 congress passed Public Law 104-208 which included
>measures intended to control and crack down on illegal immigration.
>Opposing lawmakers called the measure an implementation of a "nation ID
>card". The new law requirements that the states must standardize
>"identification documents" such as driver's licenses cards.
>The law states that the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
>along with The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
>(AAMVA) shall generate the specific "regulations" that the states would
>(presumably) have to conform to. The proposed regulations were due to be
>completed by the end of September 1997, however, that deadline was not
>met by DOT. [The Regulations will probably be christened at the fall
>workshop - opinion.] The law states that beginning in January of 2000,
>U. S. Government agencies WILL NOT ACCEPT any state issued
>identification document unless it contains the person's Social Security
>number and also incorporates a hologram or other approved "security"
>feature. [See note 2]
>Note 2: In 1997 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case -
>"Printz v. The United States":
>"The petitioners here object to being pressed into federal service, and
>contend that congressional action compelling state officers to execute
>federal laws is unconstitutional."
>"We adhere to that principle today, and conclude categorically, as we
>concluded categorically in New York v. United States, 505 U. S. 144
>(1992): 'The Federal Government may not compel the States to enact or
>administer a federal regulatory program.'  Id., at 188."
>"We held in New York that Congress cannot compel the States to enact or
>enforce a federal regulatory program. Today we hold that Congress cannot
>circumvent that prohibition by conscripting the State's officers
>directly. The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring
>the States to address particular problems, nor command the States'
>officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or
>enforce a federal regulatory program. It matters not whether
>policymaking is involved, and no case-by-case weighing of the burdens or
>benefits is necessary; such commands are fundamentally incompatible with
>our constitutional system of dual sovereignty. Accordingly, the judgment
>of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed."=20
>"It is so ordered.    (Issued June 27, 1997.)"
>This Supreme Court ruling is not listed in the agenda as one of the
>topics to be discussed during any of the workshop sessions.
>P.S.: Does anyone know of anything that the militias are not responsible
>for causing?

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