Prisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. (HB1467)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 to any prisoner who does not already possess a government-issued identification card a special identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles upon his release. Prior to the release of any prisoner after a period of confinement of 90 days or more, if such prisoner does not already possess an original birth certificate or a Social Security card, the bill also requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to offer to (i) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the appropriate state and obtain an official copy of the prisoner's birth certificate and (ii) provide the assistance necessary for the prisoner to apply to the Social Security Administration and obtain a replacement Social Security card. The bill requires the correctional institutions to establish procedures for (a) securing such special identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles, (b) applying for and obtaining official copies of birth certificates or replacement Social Security cards, and (c) forwarding such documentation if it is not obtained prior to the prisoner's release or discharge. Such procedures shall include an offer to provide, or to assist the prisoner with providing, all paperwork necessary for such prisoner to be issued a special identification card, an official copy of a birth certificate, or a replacement Social Security card. The bill further provides that all costs and fees associated with obtaining such identification documentation shall 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. Read the Bill »

Status

02/26/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102753D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107239D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107239D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1467H1
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
02/14/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1467H1)
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
02/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20108684D-S1

Video

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 3 minutes.

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