Prisoners; issuance of special identification cards upon release. (HB1093)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prisoners; special identification cards. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to, upon request, assist any prisoner who does not already possess a valid government-issued identification card with all of the paperwork necessary for such prisoner to obtain a special identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles to a prisoner upon his release. Current law authorizes local correctional institutions to issue such identification cards but does not require it. Read the Bill »


02/14/2020: passed committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102519D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1093)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Public Safety with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1093E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20102519D-E
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1093E)
02/14/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Sue M writes:

According to Del Hope, the idea for this bill is to give returning prisoners a document that will satisfy DMV requirements, so they can get a valid ID -- which is essential to getting a job, a place to live, and other necessities.

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