Letter to Rep. John Edwards (Arkansas) on Enhanced ID Bill
This letter to Representative John Edwards (Arkansas) thanks him for his introduction of Bill No. 1978 to enhance driver's license security.
March 12, 2009
Representative John Edwards
Arkansas House Bill No. 1978, AN ACT TO PROVIDE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE DRIVER’S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION AND SECURITY PURPOSES
Dear Representative Edwards:
Thank you for leadership and introduction of Arkansas House Bill No. 1978. HB 1978 addresses many common sense changes that will improve the security of the Arkansas driver’s license and identification card issuance process. It is of paramount importance to the economic and national security of the United States that a driver’s license accurately conveys the identity of the individual presenting it. HB 1978 will reduce the risk of driver’s license and identity card fraud in Arkansas.
CSDL is a non-partisan 501(c)(3), crime prevention, educational, public charity based in Washington, D.C. Our funding comes from foundations and donors across the country. CSDL’s mission is to prepare and distribute educational materials and research about the national security and public safety benefits of improving the security of driver’s license issuance. CSDL supports comprehensive DMV procedures for authenticating identification in all states.
Brian Zimmer, President
Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License