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CricInfo.com — Milwaukee (CNNMoney: WI) — Wisconsin Gov.

Scott Walker and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel are calling on lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow employers to use state-issued IDs for federal identification purposes.

In a letter to legislators Friday, Schimels office said the legislation would be a win for Wisconsin’s workforce and consumers, which would be more protected from identity theft.

Schimels administration said the bill would provide workers with access to state-approved IDs for the first time since the state began issuing them in 2009.

The measure would also provide employees with access, with a minimum of $25 in annual costs, to government-issued identification cards for up to six months, as long as the cards are used for at least six months in the previous year, Schimsels office wrote.