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House Bill 1283

House Bill 1283

ARCHIVE (2007)

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Restricting public assistance for illegal aliens. Requires a law enforcement agency to: (1) cooperate with the United States Department of Homeland Security concerning illegal aliens; (2) upon arresting an individual suspected of being an illegal alien, attempt to verify the legal status of the individual and notify the individual, the attorney general, and the United States Department of Homeland Security that the individual is suspected of being an illegal alien. Provides that an individual may not receive certain categories of public assistance, benefits for publicly funded health care, or certain health care services from publicly funded hospitals or health care facilities unless the individual is legally present in the United States. Requires a state educational institution to verify the legal status of each student. Prohibits: (1) a state educational institution from admitting or permitting attendance of an individual who is an illegal alien; and (2) an agency from issuing or renewing a license, permit, or any other official authorization to an illegal alien. Requires each employer in the state to verify to the department of workforce development by October 1, 2007, that each employee of the employer is a legal resident of the United States, and establishes an ongoing duty to verify the same concerning each new hire. Establishes a civil penalty equal to the total payroll of the employer for the calendar month previous to the violation for an employer's failure to verify an employee's resident status. Makes immigration forgery a Class C felony.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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