DE SB171 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-9)
Status: Enrolled on June 30 2018 - 75% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-06-30 - Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Individuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and employment. This Act requires the Department of Correction to provide individuals who are being released from the custody of the Department of Correction ("DOC"), after 6 months of incarceration following conviction, with a Delaware Personal Credential Card ("Personal Credential"). An individual may present the Personal Credential to receive one free certified copy of the individual's birth certificate and one identification card or driver's license, if otherwise eligible to receive those documents.

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An Act To Amend Title 16, Title 21, And Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Free Identification Documents For Individuals Being Released From Prison.


Roll Calls

2018-06-30 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-05-03 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-06-30 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-05-09 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2018-05-08 Re-Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
2018-05-08 Assigned to Corrections Committee in House
2018-05-03 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2018-04-25 Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2018-04-18 Introduced and Assigned to Corrections & Public Safety Committee in Senate

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