Lawmakers Focused On Essential Documents For Homeless People

(Sioux Falls, SD) — South Dakota lawmakers are focused on helping homeless people access essential documents. Democratic Representative Kadyn Wittman and Republican Representative Tyler Tordsen just got back from a conference on homelessness in Tennessee. Tordsen told KELO-TV their biggest takeaway was a need to help people “get through the initial barrier of getting a birth certificate and using that to be able to go get an ID.”

Wittman explained IDs are needed to get people back to work, housed, and on Medicaid. Earlier this year, Tordsen and Wittman sponsored a bill that would have removed the nondriver identification card’s fee for low-income people, but it failed. They plan to introduce another bipartisanship bill next year.

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