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International biometric identification system allowed in Oklahoma

Posted in New World Order with tags , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by saynsumthn

2:04 PM CST, February 15, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state House panel has taken no action on a bill to prohibit facial recognition and digital fingerprinting technology on the driver’s licenses of Oklahomans who have religious objections.

The measure by Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma City was heard by a state House subcommittee on Monday. But the panel’s chairman, Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore, released the bill without a vote.

Terrill says he took the action in part because it would cost between $8 million and $37 million at a time when the state is facing a budget shortfall.

Terrill says the bill can still be heard in the House Appropriations Committee.

Under the bill, those applying for a license can object to enrollment in an international biometric identification system based on religious grounds.