Bill Text: IL HB4517 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Allows for the automatic voter registration of persons released from the Department of Corrections and issued standard Illinois Identification Cards by the Secretary of State. Includes the Department of Corrections as a "designated automatic voter registration agency" and a "designated government agency" for the purposes of registering voters under the Act. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall be considered a designated government agency until the designated automatic voter registration agency provisions of the Code are fully implemented, at which point, the Department of Corrections shall be considered a designated automatic voter registration agency, and cease to be a designated government agency. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that upon the release of a committed person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, pardon, or release for wrongful imprisonment, the Department of Corrections shall provide such person with information concerning voter registration. Makes a conforming change in the Code. Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act to make a conforming change.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-04-13 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB4517 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB4517-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4517

Introduced , by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
10 ILCS 5/1A-16.1
10 ILCS 5/1A-16.2
10 ILCS 5/1A-16.6
15 ILCS 335/4 from Ch. 124, par. 24
730 ILCS 5/3-14-1 from Ch. 38, par. 1003-14-1

Amends the Election Code. Allows for the automatic voter registration of persons released from the Department of Corrections and issued standard Illinois Identification Cards by the Secretary of State. Includes the Department of Corrections as a "designated automatic voter registration agency" and a "designated government agency" for the purposes of registering voters under the Act. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall be considered a designated government agency until the designated automatic voter registration agency provisions of the Code are fully implemented, at which point, the Department of Corrections shall be considered a designated automatic voter registration agency, and cease to be a designated government agency. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that upon the release of a committed person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, pardon, or release for wrongful imprisonment, the Department of Corrections shall provide such person with information concerning voter registration. Makes a conforming change in the Code. Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act to make a conforming change.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning elections.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 1A-16.1, 1A-16.2, and 1A-16.6 as follows:
6 (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.1)
7 Sec. 1A-16.1. Automatic voter registration; Secretary of
8State.
9 (a) The Office of the Secretary of State and the State
10Board of Elections, pursuant to an interagency contract and
11jointly-adopted rules, shall establish an automatic voter
12registration program that satisfies the requirements of this
13Section and other applicable law.
14 (b) If an application, an application for renewal, a change
15of address form, or a recertification form for a driver's
16license, other than a temporary visitor's driver's license, or
17a State identification card issued by the Office of the
18Secretary of State, including a standard Illinois
19Identification Card issued to a person under subsection (a-20)
20of the Illinois Identification Card Act, meets the requirements
21of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, then that application shall
22serve as a dual-purpose application. The dual-purpose
23application shall:

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1 (1) also serve as an application to register to vote in
2 Illinois;
3 (2) allow an applicant to change his or her registered
4 residence address or name as it appears on the voter
5 registration rolls;
6 (3) provide the applicant with an opportunity to
7 affirmatively decline to register to vote or to change his
8 or her registered residence address or name by providing a
9 check box on the application form without requiring the
10 applicant to state the reason; and
11 (4) unless the applicant declines to register to vote
12 or change his or her registered residence address or name,
13 require the applicant to attest, by signature under penalty
14 of perjury as described in subsection (e) of this Section,
15 to meeting the qualifications to register to vote in
16 Illinois at his or her residence address as indicated on
17 his or her driver's license or identification card
18 dual-purpose application.
19 (b-5) If an application, an application for renewal, a
20change of address form, or a recertification form for a
21driver's license, other than a temporary visitor's driver's
22license, or a State identification card issued by the Office of
23the Secretary of State, including a standard Illinois
24Identification Card issued to a person under subsection (a-20)
25of the Illinois Identification Card Act, does not meet the
26requirements of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, then that

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1application shall serve as a dual-purpose application. The
2dual-purpose application shall:
3 (1) also serve as an application to register to vote in
4 Illinois;
5 (2) allow an applicant to change his or her registered
6 residence address or name as it appears on the voter
7 registration rolls; and
8 (3) if the applicant chooses to register to vote or to
9 change his or her registered residence address or name,
10 then require the applicant to attest, by a separate
11 signature under penalty of perjury, to meeting the
12 qualifications to register to vote in Illinois at his or
13 her residence address as indicated on his or her
14 dual-purpose application.
15 (b-10) The Office of the Secretary of State shall clearly
16and conspicuously inform each applicant in writing: (i) of the
17qualifications to register to vote in Illinois, (ii) of the
18penalties provided by law for submission of a false voter
19registration application, (iii) that, unless the applicant
20declines to register to vote or update his or her voter
21registration, his or her dual-purpose application shall also
22serve as both an application to register to vote and his or her
23attestation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements
24for voter registration, and that his or her application to
25register to vote or update his or her registration will be
26transmitted to the State Board of Elections for the purpose of

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1registering the person to vote at the residence address to be
2indicated on his or her driver's license or identification
3card, and (iv) that declining to register to vote is
4confidential and will not affect any services the person may be
5seeking from the Office of the Secretary of State.
6 (c) The Office of the Secretary of State shall review
7information provided to the Office of the Secretary of State by
8the State Board of Elections to inform each applicant for a
9driver's license or permit, other than a temporary visitor's
10driver's license, or a State identification card issued by the
11Office of the Secretary of State whether the applicant is
12currently registered to vote in Illinois and, if registered, at
13what address.
14 (d) The Office of the Secretary of State shall not require
15an applicant for a driver's license or State identification
16card to provide duplicate identification or information in
17order to complete an application to register to vote or change
18his or her registered residence address or name. Before
19transmitting any personal information about an applicant to the
20State Board of Elections, the Office of the Secretary of State
21shall review its records of the identification documents the
22applicant provided in order to complete the application for a
23driver's license or State identification card, to confirm that
24nothing in those documents indicates that the applicant does
25not satisfy the qualifications to register to vote in Illinois
26at his or her residence address.

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1 (e) A completed, signed application for (i) a driver's
2license or permit, other than a temporary visitor's driver's
3license, or a State identification card issued by the Office of
4the Secretary of State, that meets the requirements of the
5federal REAL ID Act of 2005; or (ii) a completed application
6under subsection (b-5) of this Section with a separate
7signature attesting the applicant meets the qualifications to
8register to vote in Illinois at his or her residence address as
9indicated on his or her application shall constitute a signed
10application to register to vote in Illinois at the residence
11address indicated in the application unless the person
12affirmatively declined in the application to register to vote
13or to change his or her registered residence address or name.
14If the identification documents provided to complete the
15dual-purpose application indicate that he or she does not
16satisfy the qualifications to register to vote in Illinois at
17his or her residence address, the application shall be marked
18as incomplete.
19 (f) For each completed and signed application that
20constitutes an application to register to vote in Illinois or
21provides for a change in the applicant's registered residence
22address or name, the Office of the Secretary of State shall
23electronically transmit to the State Board of Elections
24personal information needed to complete the person's
25registration to vote in Illinois at his or her residence
26address. The application to register to vote shall be processed

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1in accordance with Section 1A-16.7.
2 (g) If the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 is repealed,
3abrogated, superseded, or otherwise no longer in effect, then
4the State Board of Elections shall establish criteria for
5determining reliable personal information indicating
6citizenship status and shall adopt rules as necessary for the
7Secretary of State to continue processing dual-purpose
8applications under this Section.
9 (h) As used in this Section, "dual-purpose application"
10means an application, an application for renewal, a change of
11address form, or a recertification form for driver's license or
12permit, other than a temporary visitor's driver's license, or a
13State identification card offered by the Secretary of State
14that also serves as an application to register to vote in
15Illinois. "Dual-purpose application" does not mean an
16application under subsection (c) of Section 6-109 of the
17Illinois Vehicle Code.
18(Source: P.A. 100-464, eff. 8-28-17.)
19 (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.2)
20 Sec. 1A-16.2. Automatic voter registration; designated
21automatic voter registration agencies.
22 (a) Each designated automatic voter registration agency
23shall, pursuant to an interagency contract and jointly-adopted
24rules with the State Board of Elections, agree to participate
25in an automatic voter registration program established by the

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1State Board of Elections that satisfies the requirements of
2this Section and other applicable law. If the designated
3automatic voter registration agency provides applications,
4applications for renewal, change of address forms, or
5recertification forms to individuals for services offered by
6another agency, then the State Board of Elections and the
7designated automatic voter agency shall consult with the other
8agency. The State Board of Elections shall consider the current
9technological capabilities of the designated voter
10registration agency when drafting interagency contracts and
11jointly-adopted rules. The State Board of Elections and the
12designated automatic voter registration agency shall amend
13these contracts and rules as the technological capabilities of
14the designated voter registration agencies improve.
15 (b) As provided in subsection (a) of this Section, each
16designated automatic voter registration agency that collects
17or cross-references reliable personal information indicating
18citizenship status may provide that an application for a
19license, permit, program, or service shall serve as a
20dual-purpose application. The dual-purpose application shall:
21 (1) also serve as an application to register to vote in
22 Illinois;
23 (2) allow an applicant to change his or her registered
24 residence address or name as it appears on the voter
25 registration rolls;
26 (3) provide the applicant with an opportunity to

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1 affirmatively decline to register to vote or change his or
2 her registered residence address or name by providing a
3 check box on the application form without requiring the
4 applicant to state the reason; and
5 (4) unless the applicant declines to register to vote
6 or to change his or her registered residence address or
7 name, require the applicant to attest, by signature under
8 penalty of perjury, to meeting the qualifications to
9 register to vote in Illinois at his or her residence
10 address as indicated on his or her dual-purpose
11 application.
12 (c) As provided in subsection (a) of this Section, each
13designated automatic voter registration agency that does not
14collect or cross-reference records containing reliable
15personal information indicating citizenship status may provide
16that an application, an application for renewal, a change of
17address form, or a recertification form for a license, permit,
18program, or service shall serve as a dual-purpose application.
19The dual-purpose application shall:
20 (1) also serve as an application to register to vote in
21 Illinois;
22 (2) allow an applicant to change his or her registered
23 residence address or name as it appears on the voter
24 registration rolls; and
25 (3) if the applicant chooses to register to vote or to
26 change his or her registered residence address or name,

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1 then require the applicant to attest, by a separate
2 signature under penalty of perjury, to meeting the
3 qualifications to register to vote in Illinois at his or
4 her residence address as indicated on his or her
5 dual-purpose application.
6 (c-5) The designated automatic voter registration agency
7shall clearly and conspicuously inform each applicant in
8writing: (i) of the qualifications to register to vote in
9Illinois, (ii) of the penalties provided by law for submission
10of a false voter registration application, (iii) that, unless
11the applicant declines to register to vote or update his or her
12voter registration, his or her application shall also serve as
13both an application to register to vote and his or her
14attestation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements
15for voter registration, and that his or her application to
16register to vote or update his or her registration will be
17transmitted to the State Board of Elections for the purpose of
18registering the person to vote at the residence address to be
19indicated on the dual-purpose application, (iv) that
20information identifying the agency at which he or she applied
21to register to vote is confidential, (v) that declining to
22register to vote is confidential and will not affect any
23services the person may be seeking from the agency, and (vi)
24any additional information needed in order to comply with
25Section 7 of the federal National Voter Registration Act of
261993.

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1 (d) The designated automatic voter registration agency
2shall review information provided to the agency by the State
3Board of Elections to inform each applicant whether the
4applicant is currently registered to vote in Illinois and, if
5registered, at what address.
6 (e) The designated automatic voter registration agency
7shall not require an applicant for a dual-purpose application
8to provide duplicate identification or information in order to
9complete an application to register to vote or change his or
10her registered residence address or name. Before transmitting
11any personal information about an applicant to the State Board
12of Elections, the agency shall review its records of the
13identification documents the applicant provided or that the
14agency cross-references in order to complete the dual-purpose
15application, to confirm that nothing in those documents
16indicates that the applicant does not satisfy the
17qualifications to register to vote in Illinois at his or her
18residence address. A completed and signed dual-purpose
19application, including a completed application under
20subsection (c) of this Section with a separate signature
21attesting that the applicant meets the qualifications to
22register to vote in Illinois at his or her residence address as
23indicated on his or her application, shall constitute an
24application to register to vote in Illinois at the residence
25address indicated in the application unless the person
26affirmatively declined in the application to register to vote

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1or to change his or her registered residence address or name.
2If the identification documents provided to complete the
3dual-purpose application, or that the agency cross-references,
4indicate that he or she does not satisfy the qualifications to
5register to vote in Illinois at his or her residence address,
6the application shall be marked as incomplete.
7 (f) For each completed and signed dual-purpose application
8that constitutes an application to register to vote in Illinois
9or provides for a change in the applicant's registered
10residence address or name, the designated automatic voter
11registration agency shall electronically transmit to the State
12Board of Elections personal information needed to complete the
13person's registration to vote in Illinois at his or her
14residence address. The application to register to vote shall be
15processed in accordance with Section 1A-16.7.
16 (g) As used in this Section:
17 "Designated automatic voter registration agency" or
18 "agency" means the divisions of Family and Community
19 Services and Rehabilitation Services of the Department of
20 Human Services, the Department of Employment Security, the
21 Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
22 Department of Natural Resources, the Department of
23 Corrections, or an agency of the State or federal
24 government that has been determined by the State Board of
25 Elections to have access to reliable personal information
26 and has entered into an interagency contract with the State

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1 Board of Elections to participate in the automatic voter
2 registration program under this Section.
3 "Dual-purpose application" means an application, an
4 application for renewal, a change of address form, or a
5 recertification form for a license, permit, program, or
6 service offered by a designated automatic voter
7 registration agency that also serves as an application to
8 register to vote in Illinois.
9 "Reliable personal information" means information
10 about individuals obtained from government sources that
11 may be used to verify whether an individual is eligible to
12 register to vote.
13 (h) This Section shall be implemented no later than July 1,
142019.
15(Source: P.A. 100-464, eff. 8-28-17.)
16 (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.6)
17 Sec. 1A-16.6. Government agency voter registration.
18 (a) By April 1, 2016, the State Board of Elections shall
19establish and maintain a portal for government agency
20registration that permits an eligible person to electronically
21apply to register to vote or to update his or her existing
22voter registration whenever he or she conducts business, either
23online or in person, with a designated government agency. The
24portal shall interface with the online voter registration
25system established in Section 1A-16.5 of this Code and shall be

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1capable of receiving and processing voter registration
2application information, including electronic signatures, from
3a designated government agency. The State Board of Elections
4shall modify the online voter registration system as necessary
5to implement this Section.
6 Voter registration data received from a designated
7government agency through the online registration system shall
8be processed as provided for in Section 1A-16.5 of this Code.
9 Whenever the registration interface is accessible to the
10general public, including, but not limited to, online
11transactions, the interface shall allow the applicant to
12complete the process as provided for in Section 1A-16.5 of this
13Code. The online interface shall be capable of providing the
14applicant with the applicant's voter registration status with
15the State Board of Elections and, if registered, the
16applicant's current registration address. The applicant shall
17not be required to re-enter any registration data, such as
18name, address, and birth date, if the designated government
19agency already has that information on file. The applicant
20shall be informed that by choosing to register to vote or to
21update his or her existing voter registration, the applicant
22consents to the transfer of the applicant's personal
23information to the State Board of Elections.
24 Whenever a government employee is accessing the
25registration system while servicing the applicant, the
26government employee shall notify the applicant of the

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1applicant's registration status with the State Board of
2Elections and, if registered, the applicant's current
3registration address. If the applicant elects to register to
4vote or to update his or her existing voter registration, the
5government employee shall collect the needed information and
6assist the applicant with his or her registration. The
7applicant shall be informed that by choosing to register to
8vote or to update his or her existing voter registration, the
9applicant consents to the transfer of the applicant's personal
10information to the State Board of Elections.
11 In accordance with technical specifications provided by
12the State Board of Elections, each designated government agency
13shall maintain a data transfer mechanism capable of
14transmitting voter registration application information,
15including electronic signatures where available, to the online
16voter registration system established in Section 1A-16.5 of
17this Code. Each designated government agency shall establish
18and operate a voter registration system capable of transmitting
19voter registration application information to the portal as
20described in this Section by July 1, 2016.
21 (b) Whenever an applicant's data is transferred from a
22designated government agency, the agency must transmit a
23signature image if available. If no signature image was
24provided by the agency or if no signature image is available in
25the Secretary of State's database or the statewide voter
26registration database, the applicant must be notified that

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1their registration will remain in a pending status and the
2applicant will be required to provide identification and a
3signature to the election authority on Election Day in the
4polling place or during early voting.
5 (c) The State Board of Elections shall track registration
6data received through the online registration system that
7originated from a designated government agency for the purposes
8of maintaining statistics required by the federal National
9Voter Registration Act of 1993, as amended.
10 (d) The State Board of Elections shall submit a report to
11the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2015
12detailing the progress made to implement the government agency
13voter registration portal described in this Section.
14 (e) The Board shall adopt rules, in consultation with the
15impacted agencies.
16 (f) As used in this Section, a "designated government
17agency" means the Secretary of State's Driver Services and
18Vehicle Services Departments, the Department of Human
19Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the
20Department of Employment Security, and the Department on Aging;
21however, if the designated government agency becomes a
22designated automatic voter registration agency under Section
231A-16.1 or Section 1A-16.2 of this Code, that agency shall
24cease to be a designated government agency under this Section.
25For the purposes of this subsection (f), the Department of
26Corrections shall be considered a designated government agency

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1until Section 1A-16.2 of this Code is fully implemented as
2determined by the State Board of Elections, at which point, the
3Department of Corrections shall be considered a designated
4automatic voter registration agency, and cease to be a
5designated government agency under this Section.
6(Source: P.A. 100-464, eff. 8-28-17.)
7 Section 10. The Illinois Identification Card Act is amended
8by changing Section 4 as follows:
9 (15 ILCS 335/4) (from Ch. 124, par. 24)
10 Sec. 4. Identification card.
11 (a) The Secretary of State shall issue a standard Illinois
12Identification Card to any natural person who is a resident of
13the State of Illinois who applies for such card, or renewal
14thereof. No identification card shall be issued to any person
15who holds a valid foreign state identification card, license,
16or permit unless the person first surrenders to the Secretary
17of State the valid foreign state identification card, license,
18or permit. The card shall be prepared and supplied by the
19Secretary of State and shall include a photograph and signature
20or mark of the applicant. However, the Secretary of State may
21provide by rule for the issuance of Illinois Identification
22Cards without photographs if the applicant has a bona fide
23religious objection to being photographed or to the display of
24his or her photograph. The Illinois Identification Card may be

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1used for identification purposes in any lawful situation only
2by the person to whom it was issued. As used in this Act,
3"photograph" means any color photograph or digitally produced
4and captured image of an applicant for an identification card.
5As used in this Act, "signature" means the name of a person as
6written by that person and captured in a manner acceptable to
7the Secretary of State.
8 (a-5) If an applicant for an identification card has a
9current driver's license or instruction permit issued by the
10Secretary of State, the Secretary may require the applicant to
11utilize the same residence address and name on the
12identification card, driver's license, and instruction permit
13records maintained by the Secretary. The Secretary may
14promulgate rules to implement this provision.
15 (a-10) If the applicant is a judicial officer as defined in
16Section 1-10 of the Judicial Privacy Act or a peace officer,
17the applicant may elect to have his or her office or work
18address listed on the card instead of the applicant's residence
19or mailing address. The Secretary may promulgate rules to
20implement this provision. For the purposes of this subsection
21(a-10), "peace officer" means any person who by virtue of his
22or her office or public employment is vested by law with a duty
23to maintain public order or to make arrests for a violation of
24any penal statute of this State, whether that duty extends to
25all violations or is limited to specific violations.
26 (a-15) The Secretary of State may provide for an expedited

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1process for the issuance of an Illinois Identification Card.
2The Secretary shall charge an additional fee for the expedited
3issuance of an Illinois Identification Card, to be set by rule,
4not to exceed $75. All fees collected by the Secretary for
5expedited Illinois Identification Card service shall be
6deposited into the Secretary of State Special Services Fund.
7The Secretary may adopt rules regarding the eligibility,
8process, and fee for an expedited Illinois Identification Card.
9If the Secretary of State determines that the volume of
10expedited identification card requests received on a given day
11exceeds the ability of the Secretary to process those requests
12in an expedited manner, the Secretary may decline to provide
13expedited services, and the additional fee for the expedited
14service shall be refunded to the applicant.
15 (a-20) The Secretary of State shall issue a standard
16Illinois Identification Card to a committed person upon release
17on parole, mandatory supervised release, aftercare release,
18final discharge, or pardon from the Department of Corrections
19or Department of Juvenile Justice, if the released person
20presents a certified copy of his or her birth certificate,
21social security card or other documents authorized by the
22Secretary, and 2 documents proving his or her Illinois
23residence address. Documents proving residence address may
24include any official document of the Department of Corrections
25or the Department of Juvenile Justice showing the released
26person's address after release and a Secretary of State

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1prescribed certificate of residency form, which may be executed
2by Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice
3personnel. Beginning on July 1, 2018, or the effective date of
4this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, whichever is
5later, any person issued a standard Illinois Identification
6Card upon his or her release from the Department of Corrections
7under this Section shall be eligible for automatic voter
8registration as provided under Section 1A-16.1 of the Election
9Code.
10 (a-25) The Secretary of State shall issue a limited-term
11Illinois Identification Card valid for 90 days to a committed
12person upon release on parole, mandatory supervised release,
13aftercare release, final discharge, or pardon from the
14Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice, if
15the released person is unable to present a certified copy of
16his or her birth certificate and social security card or other
17documents authorized by the Secretary, but does present a
18Secretary of State prescribed verification form completed by
19the Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile
20Justice, verifying the released person's date of birth and
21social security number and 2 documents proving his or her
22Illinois residence address. The verification form must have
23been completed no more than 30 days prior to the date of
24application for the Illinois Identification Card. Documents
25proving residence address shall include any official document
26of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile

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1Justice showing the person's address after release and a
2Secretary of State prescribed certificate of residency, which
3may be executed by Department of Corrections or Department of
4Juvenile Justice personnel.
5 Prior to the expiration of the 90-day period of the
6limited-term Illinois Identification Card, if the released
7person submits to the Secretary of State a certified copy of
8his or her birth certificate and his or her social security
9card or other documents authorized by the Secretary, a standard
10Illinois Identification Card shall be issued. A limited-term
11Illinois Identification Card may not be renewed.
12 (b) The Secretary of State shall issue a special Illinois
13Identification Card, which shall be known as an Illinois Person
14with a Disability Identification Card, to any natural person
15who is a resident of the State of Illinois, who is a person
16with a disability as defined in Section 4A of this Act, who
17applies for such card, or renewal thereof. No Illinois Person
18with a Disability Identification Card shall be issued to any
19person who holds a valid foreign state identification card,
20license, or permit unless the person first surrenders to the
21Secretary of State the valid foreign state identification card,
22license, or permit. The Secretary of State shall charge no fee
23to issue such card. The card shall be prepared and supplied by
24the Secretary of State, and shall include a photograph and
25signature or mark of the applicant, a designation indicating
26that the card is an Illinois Person with a Disability

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1Identification Card, and shall include a comprehensible
2designation of the type and classification of the applicant's
3disability as set out in Section 4A of this Act. However, the
4Secretary of State may provide by rule for the issuance of
5Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Cards without
6photographs if the applicant has a bona fide religious
7objection to being photographed or to the display of his or her
8photograph. If the applicant so requests, the card shall
9include a description of the applicant's disability and any
10information about the applicant's disability or medical
11history which the Secretary determines would be helpful to the
12applicant in securing emergency medical care. If a mark is used
13in lieu of a signature, such mark shall be affixed to the card
14in the presence of two witnesses who attest to the authenticity
15of the mark. The Illinois Person with a Disability
16Identification Card may be used for identification purposes in
17any lawful situation by the person to whom it was issued.
18 The Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card
19may be used as adequate documentation of disability in lieu of
20a physician's determination of disability, a determination of
21disability from a physician assistant, a determination of
22disability from an advanced practice registered nurse, or any
23other documentation of disability whenever any State law
24requires that a person with a disability provide such
25documentation of disability, however an Illinois Person with a
26Disability Identification Card shall not qualify the

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1cardholder to participate in any program or to receive any
2benefit which is not available to all persons with like
3disabilities. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an
4Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card, or
5evidence that the Secretary of State has issued an Illinois
6Person with a Disability Identification Card, shall not be used
7by any person other than the person named on such card to prove
8that the person named on such card is a person with a
9disability or for any other purpose unless the card is used for
10the benefit of the person named on such card, and the person
11named on such card consents to such use at the time the card is
12so used.
13 An optometrist's determination of a visual disability
14under Section 4A of this Act is acceptable as documentation for
15the purpose of issuing an Illinois Person with a Disability
16Identification Card.
17 When medical information is contained on an Illinois Person
18with a Disability Identification Card, the Office of the
19Secretary of State shall not be liable for any actions taken
20based upon that medical information.
21 (c) The Secretary of State shall provide that each original
22or renewal Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Person with
23a Disability Identification Card issued to a person under the
24age of 21 shall be of a distinct nature from those Illinois
25Identification Cards or Illinois Person with a Disability
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1older. The color designated for Illinois Identification Cards
2or Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Cards for
3persons under the age of 21 shall be at the discretion of the
4Secretary of State.
5 (c-1) Each original or renewal Illinois Identification
6Card or Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card
7issued to a person under the age of 21 shall display the date
8upon which the person becomes 18 years of age and the date upon
9which the person becomes 21 years of age.
10 (c-3) The General Assembly recognizes the need to identify
11military veterans living in this State for the purpose of
12ensuring that they receive all of the services and benefits to
13which they are legally entitled, including healthcare,
14education assistance, and job placement. To assist the State in
15identifying these veterans and delivering these vital services
16and benefits, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue
17Illinois Identification Cards and Illinois Person with a
18Disability Identification Cards with the word "veteran"
19appearing on the face of the cards. This authorization is
20predicated on the unique status of veterans. The Secretary may
21not issue any other identification card which identifies an
22occupation, status, affiliation, hobby, or other unique
23characteristics of the identification card holder which is
24unrelated to the purpose of the identification card.
25 (c-5) Beginning on or before July 1, 2015, the Secretary of
26State shall designate a space on each original or renewal

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1identification card where, at the request of the applicant, the
2word "veteran" shall be placed. The veteran designation shall
3be available to a person identified as a veteran under
4subsection (b) of Section 5 of this Act who was discharged or
5separated under honorable conditions.
6 (d) The Secretary of State may issue a Senior Citizen
7discount card, to any natural person who is a resident of the
8State of Illinois who is 60 years of age or older and who
9applies for such a card or renewal thereof. The Secretary of
10State shall charge no fee to issue such card. The card shall be
11issued in every county and applications shall be made available
12at, but not limited to, nutrition sites, senior citizen centers
13and Area Agencies on Aging. The applicant, upon receipt of such
14card and prior to its use for any purpose, shall have affixed
15thereon in the space provided therefor his signature or mark.
16 (e) The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may
17designate on each Illinois Identification Card or Illinois
18Person with a Disability Identification Card a space where the
19card holder may place a sticker or decal, issued by the
20Secretary of State, of uniform size as the Secretary may
21specify, that shall indicate in appropriate language that the
22card holder has renewed his or her Illinois Identification Card
23or Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card.
24(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-173, eff. 7-29-15;
2599-305, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-907, eff. 7-1-17;
26100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

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1 Section 15. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
2changing Section 3-14-1 as follows:
3 (730 ILCS 5/3-14-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-14-1)
4 Sec. 3-14-1. Release from the institution.
5 (a) Upon release of a person on parole, mandatory release,
6final discharge or pardon the Department shall return all
7property held for him, provide him with suitable clothing and
8procure necessary transportation for him to his designated
9place of residence and employment. It may provide such person
10with a grant of money for travel and expenses which may be paid
11in installments. The amount of the money grant shall be
12determined by the Department.
13 (a-1) The Department shall, before a wrongfully imprisoned
14person, as defined in Section 3-1-2 of this Code, is discharged
15from the Department, provide him or her with any documents
16necessary after discharge.
17 (a-2) The Department of Corrections may establish and
18maintain, in any institution it administers, revolving funds to
19be known as "Travel and Allowances Revolving Funds". These
20revolving funds shall be used for advancing travel and expense
21allowances to committed, paroled, and discharged prisoners.
22The moneys paid into such revolving funds shall be from
23appropriations to the Department for Committed, Paroled, and
24Discharged Prisoners.

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1 (b) (Blank).
2 (c) Except as otherwise provided in this Code, the
3Department shall establish procedures to provide written
4notification of any release of any person who has been
5convicted of a felony to the State's Attorney and sheriff of
6the county from which the offender was committed, and the
7State's Attorney and sheriff of the county into which the
8offender is to be paroled or released. Except as otherwise
9provided in this Code, the Department shall establish
10procedures to provide written notification to the proper law
11enforcement agency for any municipality of any release of any
12person who has been convicted of a felony if the arrest of the
13offender or the commission of the offense took place in the
14municipality, if the offender is to be paroled or released into
15the municipality, or if the offender resided in the
16municipality at the time of the commission of the offense. If a
17person convicted of a felony who is in the custody of the
18Department of Corrections or on parole or mandatory supervised
19release informs the Department that he or she has resided,
20resides, or will reside at an address that is a housing
21facility owned, managed, operated, or leased by a public
22housing agency, the Department must send written notification
23of that information to the public housing agency that owns,
24manages, operates, or leases the housing facility. The written
25notification shall, when possible, be given at least 14 days
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1thereafter as possible. The written notification shall be
2provided electronically if the State's Attorney, sheriff,
3proper law enforcement agency, or public housing agency has
4provided the Department with an accurate and up to date email
5address.
6 (c-1) (Blank).
7 (c-2) The Department shall establish procedures to provide
8notice to the Department of State Police of the release or
9discharge of persons convicted of violations of the
10Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act or a
11violation of the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act. The
12Department of State Police shall make this information
13available to local, State, or federal law enforcement agencies
14upon request.
15 (c-5) If a person on parole or mandatory supervised release
16becomes a resident of a facility licensed or regulated by the
17Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public
18Aid, or the Illinois Department of Human Services, the
19Department of Corrections shall provide copies of the following
20information to the appropriate licensing or regulating
21Department and the licensed or regulated facility where the
22person becomes a resident:
23 (1) The mittimus and any pre-sentence investigation
24 reports.
25 (2) The social evaluation prepared pursuant to Section
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1 (3) Any pre-release evaluation conducted pursuant to
2 subsection (j) of Section 3-6-2.
3 (4) Reports of disciplinary infractions and
4 dispositions.
5 (5) Any parole plan, including orders issued by the
6 Prisoner Review Board, and any violation reports and
7 dispositions.
8 (6) The name and contact information for the assigned
9 parole agent and parole supervisor.
10 This information shall be provided within 3 days of the
11person becoming a resident of the facility.
12 (c-10) If a person on parole or mandatory supervised
13release becomes a resident of a facility licensed or regulated
14by the Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of
15Public Aid, or the Illinois Department of Human Services, the
16Department of Corrections shall provide written notification
17of such residence to the following:
18 (1) The Prisoner Review Board.
19 (2) The chief of police and sheriff in the municipality
20 and county in which the licensed facility is located.
21 The notification shall be provided within 3 days of the
22person becoming a resident of the facility.
23 (d) Upon the release of a committed person on parole,
24mandatory supervised release, final discharge or pardon, the
25Department shall provide such person with information
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1Public Health to ascertain whether such person has been exposed
2to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any identified
3causative agent of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
4 (e) Upon the release of a committed person on parole,
5mandatory supervised release, final discharge, pardon, or who
6has been wrongfully imprisoned, the Department shall verify the
7released person's full name, date of birth, and social security
8number. If verification is made by the Department by obtaining
9a certified copy of the released person's birth certificate and
10the released person's social security card or other documents
11authorized by the Secretary, the Department shall provide the
12birth certificate and social security card or other documents
13authorized by the Secretary to the released person. If
14verification by the Department is done by means other than
15obtaining a certified copy of the released person's birth
16certificate and the released person's social security card or
17other documents authorized by the Secretary, the Department
18shall complete a verification form, prescribed by the Secretary
19of State, and shall provide that verification form to the
20released person.
21 (e-5) Upon the release of a committed person on parole,
22mandatory supervised release, final discharge, pardon, or
23wrongful imprisonment, the Department shall provide such
24person with information concerning voter registration,
25including, but not limited to, eligibility of such person for
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11A-16.1 and 1A-16.2 of the Election Code.
2 Additionally, upon release of a committed person under this
3Section, the Department shall be considered a "designated
4government agency" and a "designated automatic voter
5registration agency", as those terms are used under Sections
61A-16.2 and 1A-16.6, for the purpose of registering released
7persons to vote under the provisions of those Sections.
8 (f) Forty-five days prior to the scheduled discharge of a
9person committed to the custody of the Department of
10Corrections, the Department shall give the person who is
11otherwise uninsured an opportunity to apply for health care
12coverage including medical assistance under Article V of the
13Illinois Public Aid Code in accordance with subsection (b) of
14Section 1-8.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, and the
15Department of Corrections shall provide assistance with
16completion of the application for health care coverage
17including medical assistance. The Department may adopt rules to
18implement this Section.
19(Source: P.A. 98-267, eff. 1-1-14; 99-415, eff. 8-20-15;
2099-907, eff. 7-1-17.)
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