ASSIST INMATE REENTRY/WAIVED FEES.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 164 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT TO FACILITATE REENTRY FOR INMATES BEING RELEASED FROM THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM BY WAIVING THE FEES FOR DRIVERS LICENSES, DUPLICATE DRIVERS LICENSES, LEARNER'S PERMITS, SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS, AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND BY REQUIRING THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION TO ASSIST INMATES IN ACQUIRING THESE NECESSARY ITEMS PRIOR TO THEIR RELEASE.
Intro. by Robinson.

Status: Re-ref Com On Finance (Senate Action) (Mar 18 2015)

Bill History:

S 164

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 3 2015 - More information

    Enacts new GS 148-10.5, Facilitation of inmates' reentry upon release, providing that the Division of Adult Correction must assist each inmate who is within six months of release from custody in applying for (1) a Social Security card; (2) a driver's license, duplicate drivers license, learner's permit, or special identification card; and (3) a certified copy of the inmate's birth certificate for any inmate born in North Carolina and assist those not born in North Carolina in applying for one from the appropriate state agency. Such assistance must include assistance in acquiring records or documentation needed to obtain the above credentials.

    Amends GS 20-7(i) (fees for drivers licenses, motorcycle endorsement), GS 20-7(l) (fees for learner's permit), GS 20-14 (duplicate licenses), GS 20-37.7(d) (special identification cards), and GS 130A-93.1 (State Registrar vital records fees), providing that the fees found in those subsections cannot be charged to an applicant that is an inmate in the NC prison system and is seeking to obtain the document with the assistance of the Division of Adult Correction. 

    Effective July 1, 2015.


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