After operating a clandestine ID program for over three decades without any statutory authority, the Washington State Department of Licensing in conjunction with the WASPC (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) introduced S.B. 5591 last February, in an attempt to give the program legitimacy after information of the program began to come out.
Although at least 22 states operate legitimate fictitious ID programs to aid undercover officers according to an American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration survey, Washington state's program was never authorized by the legislature and had virtually no rules or oversight. Not even the states current and former Governors were aware allegedly.
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