State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) says the act's requirements are an invasion of privacy, could open the door to identity fraud and will cost Georgia taxpayers as much as $85 million to implement.
What identity inof would be available to fraudsters? Here's another, familiar quote from the story, and well-put, too:
Imagine a massive database accessible by government officials throughout the U.S. containing your name, address, photograph, Social Security number, birth certificate, citizenship status — and possibly even your fingerprints and retinal scan.
The story I've quoted was filed by Carlos Compos for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It also mentions the current estimate of the nation-wide cost: $11 billion.