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2007 House Bill 4527: Facilitate ex-cons getting state IDs
Introduced by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. R- on March 22, 2007
To provide opportunities for prisoners to obtain identification documents that will make it possible for them to get a state personal identification card or drivers license when they are released, and require the Department of Corrections to assist them. The bill would also require the department to give the Secretary of State access to its records to help verify prisoners’ identities, and would establish a restricted fund to pay for these activities. The bill is part of a package comprised of House Bills 5933 to 5937, which are intended to make it easier for released prisoners to get identification.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 22, 2007
Reported in the House on February 7, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 20, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 20, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Condino D- on February 20, 2008
To clarify the identification documents upon which a prisoner's name on a prisoner identification card would be based.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 20, 2008
To provide opportunities for prisoners to obtain identification documents that will make it possible for them to get a state personal identification card or drivers license when they are released, and require the Department of Corrections to assist them. The bill would also require the department to give the Secretary of State access to its records to help verify prisoners’ identities, and would establish a restricted fund to pay for these activities. The bill is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4525 to 4528 and 5568, which are intended to make it easier for released prisoners to get identification.
Received in the Senate on February 21, 2008
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 21, 2008

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