Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. (HB1093)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide the assistance necessary for any prisoner who does not already possess a government-issued identification card to apply for and obtain such identification. The requirement would apply for any prisoner who has been confined for a period of 90 days or more. If a prisoner is unable to obtain a government-issued identification, the Department would provide a Department of Corrections Offender Identification form. The bill further requires all costs and fees associated with obtaining such identification documentation to be paid by the prisoner unless the prisoner is determined to be indigent. Current law authorizes local correctional institutions to issue special identification cards prior to the release of any prisoner and requires the prisoner to pay all costs and fees associated with obtaining such card. This bill is identical to HB 1467. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Floor substitute printed 20109357D-S1 (Favola)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/02/2020Substitute by Senator Favola agreed to 20109357D-S1
03/02/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1093S1
03/02/2020Passed Senate with substitute (35-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Placed on Calendar
03/03/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109357D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1093S1)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1093ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1093ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/27/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 484 (effective 7/1/20)
03/27/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)


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.