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From: Sharon Sergeant <>
Subject: [APG] Real ID Act regulations lead into vital record acts,regulations and restrictions
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 18:04:40 -0400
Records Access issues are a prime concern this year, especially as many
state and local folks are citing "imperatives" from the Federal
government legislation and regulation activity since 9/11.
The following notification from a New England VR official gives us all a
heads up about the thought progrssion on the national scene.
"We're all waiting for the release of the Intelligence Reform Law draft
regulations and still expecting to see them in August. However, the
draft regulations for the Real I.D. Act were published last week by the
federal government. They are approximately 160 pages and available
Go to the bottom of the web site and you'll see a link to click that
will pull up a document that you can read or print out. There is a
sixty day comment period during which anyone from the public can send
their comments and questions to the federal agency listed in the document.
Please note: these are not the Intelligence Reform Law regulations.
The Real I.D. Act relates to drivers' licenses. However, these
regulations will affect the Vital Records Office since they would
require us to create a central database containing all birth
certificates going back to 1935. We will be reviewing the draft
regulations carefully and working with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to
discuss our feedback.
Again, these are not the Intelligence Reform Law regulations -- those
are still forthcoming in August. But, the Real I.D. Act will impact the
Vital Records Office and once we fully understand the scope of work,
we'll share the news with you."
Please read the Real ID Act regulation proposals carefully and contact
your local state representatives and senators about the isues that you
see in your state, as this is a precursor to other records access
Massachusetts Genealogical Council
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