Municipal ID plan proposed in City Council

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Two members of City Council are introducing a bill to create a municipal ID card. 

 

 

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez said the ID card would be available to documented and undocumented people to give them a proper way to prove their identity. She said that to get an ID, people will have to provide a birth certificate and other forms of identification.

“They will have valid consular information. They will have valid utility bills.  We’re not looking to skirt that,” Quinones Sanchez said. “It’s the acceptance of that to get them to the point where they will have an ID.”

Councilwoman Helen Gym said the city would work with various businesses to have the ID card accepted.

“Essentially it’s a municipal ID. It will work and be accepted at banks and other institutions if they want to open bank accounts,” Gym said, adding that they might also be used to register at schools for kindergarten.

The bill will be subject to an upcoming hearing before any votes are taken.

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