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Senate Bill 0213


Senate Bill 0213

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB213 (Updated February 2, 2010 1:31 pm - DI 84)


Unauthorized aliens. Requires the department of correction to: (1) evaluate the citizenship and immigration status of a committed offender; and (2) notify and assist the United States Department of Homeland Security under certain conditions. Provides that the fact that a defendant is a foreign national not lawfully admitted to the United States is a fact relevant to the risk of nonappearance a judicial officer must consider in setting bail. Requires a sheriff to make a reasonable effort to determine the citizenship or immigration status of certain persons confined in a county jail. Prohibits a governmental body from enacting an ordinance, resolution, rule, or policy that prohibits or limits another governmental body from sending, receiving, maintaining, or exchanging information on the citizenship or immigration status of an individual. Allows a person to bring an action to compel a governmental body to comply with the prohibition. Requires the department of workforce development to verify through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program the lawful presence of certain individuals who apply for unemployment benefits. Requires a state agency or political subdivision to verify employees through the E-Verify program unless the E-Verify program no longer exists. Prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from entering into or renewing a public contract for services with a contractor unless the contract requires the contractor to verify employees through the E-Verify program if the E-Verify program exists. Provides that: (1) a state agency or political subdivision may terminate a public contract for services under certain conditions regarding the knowing employment or retention of unauthorized aliens; and (2) if a public contract for services is terminated, a contractor is liable for actual damages. Allows a contractor of a public contract for services to terminate a contract with a subcontractor if the subcontractor employs or contracts with unauthorized aliens. Makes it, except in certain circumstances, a: (1) Class C infraction for a person to knowingly or intentionally offer in writing, accept, or record a consular identification for any public purpose; or (2) Class C infraction for a person to knowingly or intentionally offer in writing, accept, or record an individual taxpayer identification number as a valid form of identification for any public or private purpose. Increases penalties for certain crimes. Establishes additional penalties for certain crimes. Makes making a false identity statement a Class A misdemeanor. Makes it a: (1) Class A misdemeanor to knowingly or intentionally transport or move; and (2) Class A misdemeanor to knowingly or intentionally conceal, harbor, or shield from detection; an alien, for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law. Requires the office of management and budget to, not later than July 1, 2011, calculate an estimate of the costs of illegal aliens to the state and make a written request to the Congress of the United States to reimburse the state for those costs.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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