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File #: 22-0136R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 9/19/2022 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Finance, the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights to discuss the status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program, including obstacles, solutions, and a timeline for implementation.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos
Indexes: Identification Card, Informational Hearing, Municipal, Program, Status
Attachments: 1. 22-0136R~1st Reader, 2. Law 22-0136R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program
For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Finance, the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights to discuss the status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program, including obstacles, solutions, and a timeline for implementation.
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Many residents of Baltimore City are unable to obtain government-issued identification
cards, which are essential to fully participate in the City’s diverse society. Although the City offers an array of cultural, educational, and civic opportunities meant to be accessible to all members of our community, this barrier leaves thousands of individuals - including immigrants, those experiencing homelessness, transgender individuals, senior citizens, youth, and formerly incarcerated people - without access to these necessary services.

Though the noted groups of individuals face unique obstacles in acquiring government-issued
identification - including language and transportation barriers among undocumented residents, challenges in modifying gender information for transgender and gender non-conforming residents, and transient or non-existent residency requirements for those experiencing homelessness...

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