Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 274
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Subsection (9) of section 322.051, Florida
6 Statutes, is amended to read:
7 322.051 Identification cards.—
8 (9) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or
9 s. 322.21 to the contrary, the department shall issue or renew a
10 card at no charge to a person who presents evidence satisfactory
11 to the department that he or she is homeless as defined in s.
12 414.0252(7) or to an inmate receiving a card issued pursuant to
13 s. 944.605(7).
14 Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 382.0255, Florida
15 Statutes, is amended to read:
16 382.0255 Fees.—
17 (3) Fees shall be established by rule. However, until rules
18 are adopted, the fees assessed pursuant to this section shall be
19 the minimum fees cited. The fees established by rule must be
20 sufficient to meet the cost of providing the service. All fees
21 shall be paid by the person requesting the record, are due and
22 payable at the time services are requested, and are
23 nonrefundable, except that, when a search is conducted and no
24 vital record is found, any fees paid for additional certified
25 copies shall be refunded. The department may waive all or part
26 of the fees required under this section for any government
27 entity. The department shall waive all fees required under this
28 section for a certified copy of a birth certificate issued for
29 purposes of an inmate acquiring a state identification card
30 before release pursuant to s. 944.605(7).
31 Section 3. Subsection (7) is added to section 944.605,
32 Florida Statutes, to read:
33 944.605 Inmate release; notification; identification card.—
34 (7)(a) The department, working in conjunction with the
35 Department of Health and the Department of Highway Safety and
36 Motor Vehicles, shall provide every Florida-born inmate with a
37 certified copy of their birth certificate and a state
38 identification card before his or her release upon expiration of
39 the inmate’s sentence.
40 (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to inmates who:
41 1. The department determines have a valid driver license or
42 state identification card.
43 2. Have an active detainer, unless the department
44 determines that cancellation of the detainer is likely or that
45 the incarceration for which the detainer was issued will be less
46 than 12 months in duration.
47 3. Are released due to an emergency release or a
48 conditional medical release under s. 947.149.
49 4. Are not in the physical custody of the department at or
50 within 180 days before release.
51 5. Are subject to sex offender residency restrictions, and
52 who, upon release under such restrictions, do not have a
53 qualifying address.
54 (c) The department shall assist each inmate in applying for
55 and obtaining a social security card before release if the
56 inmate needs a social security card.
57 (d) The department, for purposes of assisting the inmate in
58 obtaining a birth certificate, shall submit to the Department of
59 Health on all Florida-born inmates in its custody, the
60 department’s inmate photo or digitized photo, and as provided by
61 the inmate his or her date of birth, full name at birth and any
62 subsequent legal name changes, city or county of birth, mother’s
63 full name including her maiden surname, and father’s full name.
64 Failure of the inmate to cooperate with the department in
65 providing this information may subject the inmate to
66 disciplinary action.
67 (e) For inmates born outside of this state, the department
68 shall assist the inmate in completing the necessary forms or
69 applications to obtain a social security card, driver license,
70 or state identification card. The department shall also provide
71 the inmate with the location and address of the appropriate
72 licensing authority the inmate will need to obtain a valid
73 identification card in proximity to the inmate’s release
75 (f) The department shall, as part of its annual report,
76 provide a report that identifies the number of inmates released
77 with and without identification cards, identifies any
78 impediments in the implementation of this subsection, and
79 provides recommendations to improve obtaining release documents
80 and identification cards for all inmates.
81 Section 4. Subsections (2) and (6) of section 944.803,
82 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
83 944.803 Faith- and character-based programs.—
84 (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the department
85 expand the faith- and character-based initiative through the use
86 of faith- and character-based institutions. The department is
87 encouraged to phase out the faith-based and self improvement
88 dormitory programs and move toward the goal of only implementing
89 faith- and character-based institutions. The department is also
90 encouraged to dedicate and maintain faith- and character-based
91 institutions that serve both male and female inmates at their
92 respective institutions.
93 (6) Within faith- and character-based institutions of the
94 state correctional system, peer-to-peer programming shall be
allowed, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, literacy
96 instruction, and other activities , when appropriate.
97 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.
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99 And the title is amended as follows:
100 Delete everything before the enacting clause
101 and insert:
102 A bill to be entitled
103 An act relating to inmate reentry; amending s.
104 322.051, F.S.; waiving the fee for identification
105 cards issued to certain inmates; amending s. 382.0255,
106 F.S.; requiring a waiver of fees for certain inmates
107 receiving a copy of a birth certificate; amending s.
108 944.605, F.S.; requiring the Department of Corrections
109 to work with other agencies in acquiring necessary
110 documents for certain inmates to acquire an
111 identification card before release; providing
112 exceptions; requiring the department to provide
113 specified assistance to inmates born outside this
114 state; requiring a report; amending s. 944.803, F.S.;
115 authorizing the department to operate male and female
116 faith- and character-based institutions; providing an
117 effective date.