Amendment #765 to H3800

MA IDs for Homeless Youth and Individuals

Representatives Khan of Newton, Capano of Lynn, Carey of Easthampton, Domb of Amherst, Gouveia of Acton, Hecht of Watertown, Honan of Boston, Lewis of Framingham, Linsky of Natick, Miranda of Boston, Peake of Provincetown, Pignatelli of Lee, Sabadosa of Northampton, Tosado of Springfield and Whipps of Athol move to amend the bill by inserting after section 58 the following section:


"SECTION XXX. 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: - “; 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.”, and in section 2, in item 1595-6368, in line 2, by inserting after "laws"  the following: "provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for providing state IDs for homeless youth and individuals,”; and in said item by striking out the figures "$343,879,615" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$343,929,615".

Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #765 to H3800

MA IDs for Homeless Youth and Individuals


Andres X. Vargas

John J. Lawn, Jr.

Russell E. Holmes

Sean Garballey

Carlos González

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

Denise Provost

Daniel M. Donahue

Elizabeth A. Malia

Mary S. Keefe

Paul W. Mark

Aaron Vega

James J. O'Day

Daniel Cahill

Jay D. Livingstone

Natalie M. Blais

James K. Hawkins

Maria Duaime Robinson

Patrick Joseph Kearney

Steven Ultrino

Louis L. Kafka

Adrian C. Madaro

Thomas M. Stanley

Christina A. Minicucci

Natalie M. Higgins

Nika C. Elugardo

Tram T. Nguyen

Tommy Vitolo

Brian M. Ashe

David T. Vieira

Brian W. Murray

Daniel J. Ryan

Michelle M. DuBois

Bud L. Williams

Kathleen R. LaNatra

Marcos A. Devers