Federal Legislation
June 17, 2002

H.R. 4633óDriver's License Modernization Act of 2002

Action Requested:
This bill will be reviewed thoroughly in committee and it is anticipated that numerous modifications will be put in place. HSLDA will issue recommendations for action as the situation evolves.

Background:

Official purpose: To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish standards for State programs for the issuance of drivers' licenses and identification cards, and for other purposes.

Introduced May 1, 2002 by Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA 8th)

Cosponsors

Status:

5/1/2002:Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Science, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
5/1/2002:Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
5/1/2002:Referred to House Judiciary
5/1/2002:Referred to House Science
5/23/2002:Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes H.R. 4633. The language of this bill would require all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia's motor vehicle administrations to implement uniform standards of procedure for easier information integration between these state agencies. H.R. 4633 includes provisions to establish a national database system and a national identification system. Over the years HSLDA has been on the front lines working with member families and legislators to defeat past proposals similar to this bill. HSLDA will again work to stop legislation that infringes upon American's freedom and privacy.

 Other Resources

H.R. 4633 (pdf)