Susan Watts/New York Daily News (L R) City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Speaker Melissa Omega Speedmaster Blue Face Mark Viverito and Council Member Daniel Dromm announce the new ID program.
The ID will display the bearer's name, picture, date of birth, and optionally the gender they choose to list.
The cards will be accepted by city agencies, let parents enter school buildings and provide proof of identity for people stopped by police which could mean the Omega Seamaster Black And Red
The 43 to 3 vote will launch the largest local ID program in the nation also allowing transgender, homeless and elderly people who don't have driver's licenses to secure an ID. Two members abstained from voting. Mayor de Blasio has vowed to sign the law.
Similar programs exist in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Haven, Conn.
Others feared the cards would become a scarlet letter identifying the undocumented.
Councilman Alan Maisel (D Brooklyn) said he fears the cards could be used by a future anti immigrant federal administration to mount a crackdown on the undocumented. "We are basically presenting and preparing a list of undocumented workers," he said.
Critics say the bill does not make requirements for the ID secure enough.
sign up for a city ID prepaid debit card, which is designed for those lacking an official form of identification. New York City plans to roll out its own ID cards later this year or in 2015.
To get an ID, an applicant will have to prove his or her identity with documents such as a birth certificate or passport from any country, and prove they live in New York through utility bills, pay stubs or other documents.
the city's half a million undocumented immigrants a municipal identity.
Bob Child/ASSOCIATED PRESS A similar ID program is already used in New Haven, Conn.
"There are legitimate security concerns that have not been adequately addressed," said Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio (R Staten Island), who voted no. "There are ways we can tighten it up, and there are ways we should tighten it up."
Private institutions will not be legally required to accept the ID, but the city hopes banks and landlords will take it from people trying to open bank accounts or sign leases.
The City Council voted Thursday to give Omega Constellation Double Eagle
difference between spending a night in jail and being released.
Ben Margot/ASSOCIATED PRESS In Oakland, Calif., residents can Omega Seamaster 007 Limited Edition Price
City Council approves law to grant ID cards to undocumented immigrants
"Plain and simple, this is an ID for everyone," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito. The cards are expected to start being issued in late 2014 or early 2015, and will cost $8.4 million to launch and $5.6 million a year subsequently to keep running
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