Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox joins Tom Egelhoff for a phone interview on the Morning Show on Thursday 1/26 at 8:00AM.

Montana has run out of waivers and options for resisting the Real ID Act first passed in 2005.

DHS has declared the following 23 states to be compliant with REAL ID: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

"Constitutionally, the federal government lacks any authority to create a national ID.

But the feds won’t let something like constitutional limitations stop them from doing what they want. Congress simply ignored its delegated powers and implemented national ID standards anyway." (Source)

Topics on the Table:

  • SB 29 – Update sexual assault laws in Montana and how the bill relates to the AG’s Office efforts over the last four years to improve Montana’s response to sexual assault, including the Missouri agreement, SAKI grant.
  • Legislative budget update regarding adequately funding public safety needs.
  • Support for the Real ID Act – Montana is running out of time to comply.
  • January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We’ll discuss Montana’s 2015/2016 stats, warning signs and how to report suspected cases

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If you have questions for Attorney General Fox you can call in at 406-522-8255 or if you’re not comfortable talking on the air you can email me your questions at tom@kmmsam.com.

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