In an early morning interview today on WGAU (1340AM), state Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, said one of the reasons he had "pre-filed" House Bill 3, a measure that would put restrictions on Muslim female garb, was to "test the waters."

Running it up the flagpole, see who salutes. That sort of thing.

Spencer's bill would bar applicants from wearing masks or veils while posing for their driver's license photos – something the state Department of Driver Services already requires. The measure appears to also make the Muslim burqa and veil subject to the state's anti-masking law, a statute originally aimed at the KKK.

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