Session of 1999
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1603
By Special Committee on Information Management

  9             A  CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION urging Congress to pass the Free-
10             dom and Privacy Restoration Act of 1998.
12             WHEREAS,  The Federal Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigra-
13       tion Responsibility Act requires that state issued drivers' licenses and
14       nondriver identification cards must contain the holder's social security
15       number or that the state must verify with the Social Security Administra-
16       tion the social security number of each applicant for a license or identi-
17       fication card; and
18             WHEREAS,  This requirement violates the rights protected by the
19       Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and violates
20       Section 7 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579); and
21             WHEREAS,  The costs to the states to implement this requirement is
22       an unfunded federal mandate; and
23             WHEREAS,  This requirement of the Federal Illegal Immigration Re-
24       form and Immigration Responsibility Act raises serious concerns regard-
25       ing establishment of a system of national identification numbers and na-
26       tional identification cards; and
27             WHEREAS,  The Freedom and Privacy Restoration Act of 1998 would
28       prohibit this grievous and onerous requirement: Now, therefore,
29             Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
30       resentatives concurring therein: That the Legislature of the State of
31       Kansas strongly urges the Congress of the United States to enact the
32       Freedom and Privacy Restoration Act of 1998; and
33             Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State is directed to send
34       enrolled copies of this resolution to each member of the Kansas Con-
35       gressional Delegation.