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Petitioning Governor Jim Doyle and 12 others

Support Driver's Card Amendment to Wisconsin State Budget

This is a petition supporting an amendment to the state budget allowing people who do not qualify for a Driver's License to obtain a Driving Card.  The provision for a Driving Card is an option for states under the federal REAL ID Act. The Driving Card, while not recognized as a federal ID, would give people permission to drive, purchase auto insurance, and provide local and state law enforcement with a person's positive proof of identity and driving record.

Letter to
Governor Jim Doyle
State Representative Pedro Colon
State Representative Jeffrey Smith
and 10 others
State Representative Marlin Schneider
State Representative Steve Hilgenberg
State Representative Phil Garthwaite
State Representative James Soletski
State Representative Amy Vruwink
State Representative Kim Hixson
State Senator Pat Kreitlow
State Senator Dave Hansen
State Senator Kathleen Vinehout
State Representative John Jagler
I am writing to ask your support for the Drivers Cards amendment in the 2009-2011 Wisconsin biennial budget. This amendment would allow people that do not qualify for driver's licenses to obtain a Driving Card. When people drive out of necessity and are unlicensed, our roads are less safe. Without licenses, people are more likely to drive uninsured, to leave the scenes of accidents and be afraid to communicate with the police if they are victims or witnesses to a crime. Without licenses, people also are less likely to have proper driver's education and testing before they drive. The provision for a Driving Card is an option for states under the federal REAL ID Act. The Driving Card, while not recognized as a federal ID, would give people permission to drive, purchase auto insurance, and provide local and state law enforcement with a person's positive proof of identity and driving record. Please keep this amendment in the 2009-2011 biennial budget.

Sincerely,