Session of 1999

A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States Congress to repeal
Section 656(b) of P.L. 104-208.

      WHEREAS,  The Federal Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigra-
tion Responsibility Act in Section 656(b) requires that state issued drivers'
licenses and nondriver identification cards must contain the holder's so-
cial security number or that the state must verify with the Social Security
Administration the social security number of each applicant for a license
or identification card; and

      WHEREAS,  This requirement violates the rights protected by the
Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and violates
Section 7 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579); and

      WHEREAS,  This requirement of the Federal Illegal Immigration Re-
form and Immigration Responsibility Act raises serious concerns regard-
ing establishment of a system of national identification numbers and na-
tional identification cards; and

      WHEREAS,  Many states specifically prohibit the use of social security
numbers on drivers' licenses; and

      WHEREAS,  Section 656(b) represents an unfunded mandate by the
Federal government: Now, therefore,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That the United States Congress is
urged to repeal Section 656(b) of P.L. 104-208; and

      Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
enrolled copies of this resolution to the Attorney General of the State of
Kansas, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the United States Senate,
the Speaker and Minority Leader of the United States House of Repre-
sentatives and to each member of the Kansas Congressional Delegation.

I hereby certify that the above CONCURRENT RESOLUTION originated
in the SENATE, and was adopted by that body


President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Adopted by the HOUSE ______________________________

Speaker of the House
Chief Clerk of the House