HB 1399 Blocked by Rep. Sue Tibbs and Rep. Steve Martin
Characterizing HB 1399 as a “solution in search of a problem”, Rep. Steve Martin, Vice-Chair of the House Public Safety Committee, along with Chair Rep. Sue Tibbs, has decided to not allow this bill a hearing in their committee.
Rep. Steve Martin (R-HD10)
Apparently both Martin and Tibbs are unaware of the pending May 2011 deadline to implement the provisions of the Real ID Act, thereby creating a National/International ID card. Or they are aware and approve such a card.
HB 1399 (by Wesselhoft/Russell) prohibits the use RFID or RFID-type ink in the Oklahoma drivers’ licenses and state issued ID cards. (This same bill passed, and was vetoed, in 2010 and was aimed at fighting the implementation of the Real ID Act in Oklahoma.)
By preventing a hearing and vote on this bill, Martin and Tibbs are preemptively vetoeing HB 1399.
For more information on the coming May 2011 Real ID deadline, click here to read the Conservative Action Alert.
Psalm 118: 8,9 – “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man; It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”