Illinois General Assembly passes measure granting IDs to released inmates


SPRINGFIELD - Legislation that would require state ID cards to be issued to individuals being released from the Illinois Department of Corrections or Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice has passed the Illinois General Assembly.

Under Senate Bill 3368, any person being released from IDOC or IDJJ will receive a state ID card if they present their birth certificate, social security card, or other authorized documents, as well as two proofs of address.  Individuals who present a verified document from the IDOC or IDJJ with the name, birth date, social security number, and proof of address would be eligible to receive a temporary state ID, valid for 90 days.

In response to the legislation passing the Illinois House of Representative and Illinois Senate, Governor Bruce Rauner said, "I’m pleased that the General Assembly has taken another step to end the cycle of recidivism and look forward to signing this bill into law as soon as it reaches my desk."

The bill now moves to Governor Rauner's desk for consideration.

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