States have three years after this bill becomes law to meet some ID standards or their driver's licenses won't be accepted by the feds as identification.
A proposed law, accepted by the House and Senate, will require motor vehicle bureaus to demand four types of IDs from Americans who want driver's licenses.
It isn't clear how this law will affect U.S. citizens wanting to renew their licenses. Governors and state motor vehicle bureaus say that this change will cost too much money and, plus, they'll feel like immigration officers.
We'll see how this one turns out (AP reports that the House will take this up later this week and the Senate won't vote until after it reconvenes May 9).
House, Senate accept immigration proposal
AP - May 3, 2005
Congress may require closer scrunity to get a driver's license
NY Times - May 3, 2005
Tough stand likely on IDs
Congress appears ready to discourage driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, tighten rules on asylum and patch a border fence.
L.A. Times - May 3, 2005