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Necessary Document Program

Concerning a program to cover vulnerable populations' costs of acquiring necessary documents, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

The act defines a 'necessary document' as a social security card; one of the following documents or analogous documents issued by another jurisdiction: A driver's license, an identification card, or a vital statistics certificate or vital statistics report (such as a birth, death, or marriage certificate); or a document required as a condition of issuance of one of these documents. The act directs the office of health equity in the department of public health and environment to administer a necessary document program. The office will make grants to or contract with a nonprofit entity or collection of nonprofit entities that conduct a collaborative identification project to assist Colorado residents who are victims of domestic violence, impacted by a natural disaster, low-income, disabled, homeless, or elderly and who are seeking documentation of their identity, status, or citizenship by paying the fees to acquire a necessary document.

$300,000 is appropriated to the department from the general fund to administer the program.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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