Friday, April 06, 2007

Radio Frequency Chip ID Driver's Licenses

Driver's licenses to feature radio chips
State introducing cards that encode personal information
Posted: April 6, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire
The state of Washington announced a pilot project to introduce a driver's license "enhanced" with a radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip that would encode personal information and possibly serve as a passport-alternative if approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill March 23 allowing Washington residents to apply for the $40 voluntary driver's license beginning in January.

Gregoire spokeswoman Kristin Jacobsen told WND in an e-mail the enhanced license is intended to be an alternative way of complying with theWestern Hemisphere Travel Initiative mandated by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004...

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