Section 8E of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “cards”, in line 6, the following words:- ; provided, however, that the registrar’s regulations shall include a process for a person who is homeless or is an unaccompanied homeless youth to apply for a Massachusetts identification card and to waive any fees associated with obtaining the identification card; provided further, that said process shall allow for a person who is homeless or is an unaccompanied homeless youth to submit proof of residency by providing documentation satisfactory to the registrar (i) from entities that provide services in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, homeless service providers, or (ii) of services received from a department, division, office or agency of the executive office of health and human services. For the purposes of this section, the term “homeless”, shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 103 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, 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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