| || |
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Language requirement and illegal aliens. Requires official documents, transactions, proceedings, meetings, or publications issued, conducted, or regulated by, on behalf of, or representing the state to be issued, conducted, or regulated in the English language. Provides for certain exceptions. Requires that workforce development activities and welfare-to-work programs include outreach to immigrants who are legally present in the United States. Specifies that a state contract for the performance of services must contain a provision that specifies that only citizens of the United States and permanent legal resident aliens in the United States may be employed in performance of services under the contract or a subcontract awarded under the contract. Requires an individual who is at least 19 years of age and applying for certain public assistance to provide identification or, if the individual is unable to provide identification, an affidavit under oath that verifies the individual is a citizen of the United States or legally present in the United States before the individual may receive the public assistance. Allows an individual who is denied public benefits to appeal. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally hire or employ an illegal alien. Requires the superintendent of the state police to negotiate with the United States Department of Justice to create a pilot project authorizing state police employees to perform certain immigration enforcement functions. Removes a reference to a planning council that has been repealed.