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No more free state ID's

Date: September 20, 2006
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Residents applying for free State IDs will now be charged 11 dollars.  Fanna (Fauna) Haile-Selassie (High-lay-suh-la-say) has more from the Capitol. 

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As result of a Cole County Circuit judge overturning the Voter ID law, the Department of Revenue has stopped issuing free State government-photo IDs. 

It will also stop sending its mobile units to senior citizen centers for ID registration.  The Department of Revenue's public information officer, Maura Browning explains why.

 

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Description: She says the government wants all state employees to implement the law even if they have to stop what they are doing.

The attorney general's office plans to file a motion to a Cole County Circuit judge to allow the department to continue issuing free identification cards.

From the state Capitol, this is Fanna Haile-Selassie


Intro: The overturn of the Voter ID law stopped the Department of Revenue from issuing free government photo IDs. Fanna (Fauna) Haile-Selassie (High-lay-suh-la-say) has more from the Capitol.  RunTime:
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The Department of Revenue stopped issuing free IDS after a Cole County Circuit judge overturned the voter ID law. The law required residents to show a government-issued photo ID to vote. 

The bill's sponser Senator Delbert Scott plans to appeal the ruling.

If the appeal wins and the Voter ID case stands, the revenue department's spokesperson estimates about 137,000 residents will not have proper identification.

However, she also says the large number might not be much of a problem.

 

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Description: She says they will never issue 137,000 IDs, because people don't vote.


The attorney general's office will file a motion to a Cole County Circuit judge to allow the the department to continue to issue free identification cards.

From the state Capitol, this is Fanna Haile-Selassie