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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The New York City Identification Card Program ("IDNYC Card Program") was established to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that come with possessing a government-issued photo identification.  The program was officially launched on January 12, 2015, to immediate and extraordinary public enthusiasm. Less than fifteen months later, the program has enrolled more than 800,000 New Yorkers, and demand remains high.  Some applicants, however, are unable to qualify for the card because their only identity or residency documents are not included in the Rule as acceptable forms of documentation.  Many of these applicants are among those with the greatest need for government-issued photo identification to help them connect with public and private sector services, programs and benefits.

 

In response, IDNYC is expanding and refining the number and types of reliable and verifiable documents that can be accepted as proof of identity and residency. Based on the experience over the past year, and on recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff, and members of the City Council, the IDNYC program is now proposing revisions and additions to Chapter 6 of Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York, which contains the rules that govern the IDNYC program.

 

These amendments:

 

  • Expand the number and type of government-issued documents accepted to establish residency, including those issued by U.S. immigration authorities, New York City government programs, and records from an expanded list of hospitals and health care facilities located within New York City;
  • Facilitate access to the card for young people in New York City public schools;
  • Add new categories of caretakers for applicants who are 21 or younger, including recently arrived refugee children and unaccompanied child migrants;
  • Add a new section facilitating the enrollment of physically or mentally impaired individuals who have court-appointed guardians, custodians or conservators;
  • Add provisions enabling the enrollment of applicants recently released from New York State correctional facilities;
  • Expand the categories of government-issued professional and occupational licenses accepted for proof of identity; and
  • Enable applicants to establish residency using documents bearing the name of the spouse or domestic partner with whom they live.

 

HRA's authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 04/25/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”) was established to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that come with possessing a government-issued photo identification.  The program was officially launched on January 12, 2015, to immediate and extraordinary public enthusiasm. One year later, the program has enrolled more than 730,000 New Yorkers, and demand remains high.  Some applicants, however, are unable to qualify for the card because their only identity or residency documents are not included in the Rule as acceptable forms of documentation.  Many of these applicants are among those with the greatest need for government-issued photo identification to help them connect with public and private sector services, programs and benefits.

In response, IDNYC seeks to expand and refine the number and types of reliable and verifiable documents that can be accepted as proof of identity and residency. Based on the experience over the past year, and on recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff, and members of the City Council, the IDNYC program is now proposing revisions and additions to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which contains the rules that govern the IDNYC program.

These proposed amendments:

  • Expand the number and type of government-issued documents accepted to establish residency, including those issued by U.S. immigration authorities, New York City government programs, and records from an expanded list of hospitals and health care facilities located within New York City;
  • Facilitate access to the card for young people in New York City public schools;
  • Add new categories of caretakers for applicants who are 21 or younger, including recently arrived refugee children and unaccompanied child migrants;
  • Add a new section facilitating the enrollment of physically or mentally impaired individuals who have court-appointed guardians, custodians or conservators;
  • Add provisions enabling the enrollment of applicants recently released from New York State correctional facilities;
  • Expand the categories of government-issued professional and occupational licenses accepted for proof of identity; and
  • Enable applicants to establish residency using documents bearing the name of the spouse or domestic partner with whom they live.

HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.

Subject: 

Amendments to IDNYC Rules.

Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007-1216
Contact: 

929-221-0051; IDNYCRULE@hra.nyc.gov

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

On July 10, 2014, Mayor de Blasio signed Local Law No. 35 of 2014, establishing the New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”) to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that comes with possessing a government issued photo identification.  On August 4, 2014, the Mayor issued Executive Order No. 6, designating the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) as the administering agency of the IDNYC Card Program.  HRA published a proposed rule concerning the program on September 5, 2014 and a public hearing was held on October 8, 2014.  In accordance with Local Law No. 35 (now codified as New York City Administrative Code Section 3-115) and Executive Order No. 6, HRA now adds Chapter 6 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to implement the program and set forth more details regarding the program.

The need for the City of New York to create an additional form of government issued photo identification is significant, as approximately half of New York City residents age 16 and over do not have a New York State Driver’s License. The IDNYC Card will better connect more New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, homeless status, or gender identity, to public and private sector services, programs and benefits. 

The City of New York will launch a citywide public awareness and community engagement campaign to effectively educate New Yorkers about how to apply for this card and the value it will offer to cardholders. The City of New York will address the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in the administration of the IDNYC Card Program through, among other things, staff training, community outreach, and the use of language assistance tools. The City of New York will also provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities to promote access to the card for all New Yorkers.

This rule establishes requirements to implement the IDNYC Card Program and provides guidance to critical stakeholders and applicants interested in obtaining the IDNYC Card. The proposed rule was identified as the “Municipal ID Card Program.” The name of the program has been changed to the “IDNYC Card Program,” and the final rule reflects this change.

Specifically, the rule:

•             Establishes that the IDNYC Card will be provided to applicants free of charge;

•             Establishes that cards will expire after five years;

•             Creates a mechanism for homeless New Yorkers without a permanent address to obtain a card;

•             Sets the minimum age to apply for the card at 14 years of age;

•             Provides protections to survivors of domestic violence;

•             Sets forth the documents with which applicants may demonstrate identity and residency and the weight each document will have;

•             Establishes that cardholders who change their residential address, gender, or name should update the information appearing on the card within 10 days of the change;

•             Establishes privacy protections that safeguard information collected for issuing the identification card to protect against identity theft and fraud; and

•             Provides that an applicant who has been denied an IDNYC Card may seek review of this denial by submitting a review request to the Executive Director of the IDNYC Card program within 30 days of issuance of the denial.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 01/10/2015

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:9)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

On July 10, 2014, Mayor de Blasio signed Local Law No. 35 of 2014, establishing the New York City Identification Card Program (“Municipal ID Card Program”) to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that comes with possessing a government issued photo identification.  On August 4, 2014, the Mayor issued Executive Order No. 6, designating the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) as the administering agency of the Municipal ID Card Program.  In accordance with Local Law No. 35 and Executive Order No. 6, HRA now proposes to add Chapter 8 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to implement the program and set forth more details regarding the program.

The need for the City of New York to create an additional form of government issued photo identification is significant, as approximately half of New York City residents age 16 and over do not have a New York State Driver’s License. The Municipal ID Card will better connect more New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, homeless status, or gender identity, to public and private sector services, programs and benefits. 

The City of New York will launch a citywide public awareness and community engagement campaign to effectively educate New Yorkers about how to apply for this card and the value it will offer to cardholders. The City of New York will create a language access implementation plan, including but not limited to staff training, community outreach, and language assistance tools, to address the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in the administration of the Municipal ID Card Program. The City of New York will also provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities to promote access to the card for all New Yorkers.

This rule establishes requirements to implement the Municipal ID Card Program and will provide guidance to critical stakeholders and applicants interested in obtaining the Municipal ID Card.

Specifically, the rule:

  • Establishes that the Municipal ID Card will be provided to applicants free of charge;
  • Establishes that cards will expire after five years;
  • Creates a mechanism for homeless New Yorkers without a permanent address to obtain a card;
  • Sets the minimum age to apply for the card at 14 years of age;
  • Provides protections to survivors of domestic violence;
  • Sets forth the documents with which applicants may demonstrate identity and residency and the weight each document will have; and
  • Establishes security and privacy protections that safeguard information collected for issuing the identification card to protect against identity theft and fraud.


Subject: 

Municipal ID Card Program Proposed Rule

Location: 
Municipal Building
1 Centre Street Mezzanine
New York, NY 10007