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.
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