HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2272        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2737

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Chynah Tyler

7th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2272        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2737

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2737) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to allow the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to waive the fee for identification for certain homeless youth and persons.  Transportation.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. The third sentence of the first paragraph of section 8E of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended by section 57 of chapter 133 of the acts of 2016, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “cards” the following words:– 

   including an exceptions process by which a person who is homeless, an unaccompanied homeless youth, or a person who is otherwise

   unable to meet the established criteria may apply for a Massachusetts identification card and have the fee, for the same, waived.  For

   the purposes of this section, the term “homeless”, shall mean a person as defined by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act

   of 1987, § 103(a), 42 U.S.C. § 11302(a), as amended from time to time, and the term “unaccompanied homeless youth”, shall mean a

   person 24 years of age or younger who is not in the physical custody or care of a parent or legal guardian and who lacks a fixed, 

   regular, and adequate nighttime residence.