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BigWillJ
02-27-2008, 10:08 AM
As many of you may already know, your social security number is required on the application form for the new DE fishing license. You can not opt out. No s/s #, no license.

I was advised that this is due to some Child Protection legislation which, in part, says if you are a dead beat parent, and you have a fishing license, your fishing license must be suspended.

DNR didn't want the legislation, and DNR tells me they are losing money as a result of it. I haven't seen the numbers to support that, and it seems too early in the game to realize it, but it's what they said.

This set-up puts the identity of law abiding anglers at risk, for the sake of trying to locate, or track, dead beat parents....the latter of which won't be buying a license, armed with this knowledge in the first place!!

Seems a bit absurd to me.

Should we anglers, as a group, be outraged that we're being targeted by this legislation in that manner?

If so, then call your legislators and let 'em know this ranks right up there with the dumbest of laws.

Thank you for your time in this matter.

Striper In
02-27-2008, 10:51 AM
Me personally,I don't get outraged at anything anymore.

I want to go fishing, I'm at there mercy.
Do I like it..... no...It is what it is...

thecameraguy
02-27-2008, 11:06 AM
Make one up for the purpose of application. Your SS# should be protected by you. Ask if the state will indemnify you in the event of identity theft. If the DNR will not provide you with a written privacy policy, then they can not collect this information.

BigWillJ
02-27-2008, 01:42 PM
Yes Striper In, but you can still let your legislator know you don't like it.


Make one up for the purpose of application. Your SS# should be protected by you. Ask if the state will indemnify you in the event of identity theft. If the DNR will not provide you with a written privacy policy, then they can not collect this information.
....maybe so, but they can refuse to issue you a license.....it's the law.

Not sure what you base that on, but perhaps the written privacy policy is implied by the fact that they only keep the copy with your number on it.

Problem doesn't necessarily come from DNR or the State. Though it might come from divulging your number to any possible ex-con working the counter where you purchase the license.

Yes, I know, we can get the license directly from DNR, but that ain't the point.

Striper In
02-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Yes Striper In, but you can still let your legislator know you don't like it..

Thx Bigwill, plz don't take what I said the wrong way.
Over the years (I'm 49) I have sent many letters, many calls, to my congressman,legislators, and fought the fight...on many issues, 95% of the time they went unanswered and even when my gripes were answered they were political un-answers.

Right now my time is far more important then trying to fight "this" system, this system I mean this De Government, but am always willing to help out another, post a link/email on where I should vent about this and would be happy to send my displeasure and I am sure others would do the same.

BigWillJ
02-27-2008, 03:47 PM
Striper In -

Nope, didn't take it the wrong way at all. Sorry if I gave you that impression.

I understand the brick wall fight myself, but, I've been lucky with some. Still bruised, but lucky.

A family member was a victim of identity theft; a minor issue which was resolved quickly, but made me want to say something about this use of our social security numbers.

You, and others, can give Christopher(Chris) Cooper a call on (302) 577-8716, express your dislikes, and he'll get it to the right person(s).

Striper In
02-28-2008, 09:41 AM
Thx
No worries, any e-mail for Chris??? If not I'll give em a holler.

BigWillJ
02-28-2008, 10:18 AM
I don't have an Email. I originally called Senator Amick, and Chris returned the call. Wish I had a toll free number to give out also, but don't.

hippie
03-08-2008, 12:06 PM
Big Brother is watching the De. residents. Be carefull what you say or a government agency (the kind without any name but only initials) may come knocking on your door!

Striper In
03-18-2008, 09:44 AM
Big Brother is watching the De. residents. Be carefull what you say or a government agency (the kind without any name but only initials) may come knocking on your door!

I'll be home waiting for them, and if I'm not home I'll be fishing and will tell them the same thing when I get home.....:thumbup: F em,Truth hurts some time....