Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 274
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  12/09/2013           .                                

    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
   74  address.
   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
   95  offered 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.