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AB-2308 Prisoners: identification cards.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 2308
CHAPTER 607

An act to add Section 3007.05 to the Penal Code, relating to prisoners.

[ Approved by Governor  September 26, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2014. ]

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AB 2308, Stone. Prisoners: identification cards.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an identification card to a person attesting to the true full name, correct age, and other identifying data as certified by the applicant for the identification card. Existing law also establishes the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to oversee the state prison system.
This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the DMV to ensure that all eligible inmates released from state prisons have valid identification cards. The bill would define “eligible inmate” for this purpose to mean an inmate who has previously held a California driver’s license or identification card, who has a useable photo on file with the DMV that is not more than 10 years old, who has no outstanding fees due for a prior California identification card, and who has provided certain other information verified by the DMV, including, among other things, the inmate’s true full name and date of birth.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3007.05 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

3007.05.
 (a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Motor Vehicles shall ensure that all eligible inmates released from state prisons have valid identification cards, issued pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 13000) of Chapter 1 of Division 6 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) For purposes of this section, “eligible inmate” means an inmate who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The inmate has previously held a California driver’s license or identification card.
(2) The inmate has a usable photo on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles that is not more than 10 years old.
(3) The inmate has no outstanding fees due for a prior California identification card.
(4) The inmate has provided, and the Department of Motor Vehicles has verified, all of the following information:
(A) The inmate’s true full name.
(B) The inmate’s date of birth.
(C) The inmate’s social security number.
(D) The inmate’s legal presence in the United States.