Inslee signs undercover fake license law

Inslee signs undercover fake license law

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Inslee signs undercover fake license law

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure giving legislative approval to a state program that has already issued hundreds of fake driver's licenses and license plates to government agencies.

The measure signed Tuesday by Inslee limits the distribution of the undercover licenses and plates to officers engaged in "law enforcement activities" and Inslee said that the law, which takes effect immediately, gives legislative direction on how the program can now be used.

The fake ID program has been operating without legislative approval -- and in relative secrecy -- for years. The Kitsap Sun and public radio's Northwest News Network reported in April that the CIA has been using the program more than any federal, state or local agency.

It's unclear if under the language of the new law whether the CIA could still receive licenses.
 

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