Prisoners; Department of Corrections- and jailer-issued identification. (HB1405)

Introduced By

Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prisoners; Department of Corrections-issued and jailer-issued identification. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish a procedure for securing a government-issued identification card, birth certificate, or Social Security card through the Department of Motor Vehicles and that the Department of Motor Vehicles shall expedite the processing of an application submitted by a prisoner for such government-issued identification card and the issuance of such identification. The bill also requires the Department of Corrections, in coordination with the State Board of Local and Regional Jails, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the State Registrar of Vital Records, to (i) review the processes involved in assisting a prisoner in applying for and obtaining a government-issued identification card, birth certificate, or Social Security card; (ii) identify any obstacles that may interfere with a prisoner obtaining such identification or documents prior to such prisoner's release or discharge; and (iii) issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than November 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105304D
01/17/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/23/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1405)
02/02/2024Reported from Public Safety with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106848D-H1
02/02/2024Incorporates HB1061 (Walker)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106848D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1405H1
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1405H1)
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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