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Tennessee To Rollout Temporary Paper IDs Statewide
Channelr News ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi

Posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:45 PM PST by EXCH54FE

DICKSON, Tenn. – Paula Ruppert went to her local Driver Service Center over the lunch hour Tuesday to get her license renewed, but she only left with a paper ID.

She can blame it on identity thieves.

The longtime waitress knows how vulnerable personal information can be.

"I have to check credit cards. I have to check everything, the back of their driver's license everything. Just so I can run a credit card," Ruppert said. "It's important to know that somebody can't steal my driver's license.".

The Tennessee Department of Safety is testing a "centralized issuance" system in Dickson, Robertson, Sumner and Hamilton Counties. If the pilot program is successful, it could be rolled out to the entire state by the end of February.

The paper licenses are good for 20 days, have updated hologram or ghost images, and look exactly like a traditional IDs.

Driver Services Division Director Michael Hogan says issuing temporary licenses will give them time to confirm someone's identity before mailing an actually ID within five to seven business days.

"We take their image and we verify that image with the image we currently have on the database for them based on their last transaction," Hogan said.

Hogan says Tennessee is the 21st state to use such a system. He says its main purpose is to curb people attempting to obtain multiple licenses at various centers across the state.

Each new ID costs Tennessee taxpayers $2.75, according to Hogan. This program saves roughly $0.50 per card by using a private, secure printing vendor or roughly $850,000 per year.

Monica Bowles came in to replace a card she lost. At first she questioned the piece of paper handed to her, but then decided it's a good idea.

"I think it's awesome. I think that they should do it. They should do it to cut down on everything. That's the main thing that everybody is doing right now is trying to steal somebody else's identity," Bowles said.


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1 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:52 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Texas does this.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 6:30:06 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I know lots of states do this and it should be a good thing.
However call me a “Nervous Nelly”, We are just NOT trusting the Fed's making any kind of list.

(National ID?)

Molon Labe

3 posted on 01/22/2013 6:36:51 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I know lots of states do this and it should be a good thing.
However call me a “Nervous Nelly”, We are just NOT trusting the Fed's making any kind of list.

(National ID?)

Molon Labe

4 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:06 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: EXCH54FE

I saw this on the 6:00 news and thought, “WTH?”

I’m with you not having much trust. It bothered me enough when I got my renewal form last year and it had “Dept. of Homeland Security” on the return address.
Then I was told NOT to wear my glasses for the photo because they’d screw up facial recognition stuff.

Not happy.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 7:14:15 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: EXCH54FE
The question is whether the IDs are one-ply or two ...


6 posted on 01/22/2013 9:14:03 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: EXCH54FE
"Driver Services Division Director Michael Hogan says issuing temporary licenses will give them time to confirm someone's identity before mailing an actually ID within five to seven business days."

So now all the identity thieves have to do is check mailboxes for DMV envelopes to score freshly issued licenses.

7 posted on 01/22/2013 9:18:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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