Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CS/HB 7089 - Enforcement of Immigration Laws

General Bill by Economic Affairs Committee and Judiciary Committee and Snyder (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins; Drake; Harrison; Hooper; McBurney; Renuart; Roberson, K.; Schenck; Van Zant; Weinstein
Enforcement of Immigration LawsProhibits state or political subdivisions from limiting or restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws; provides that state or its political subdivisions may not be prohibited from maintaining or exchanging information regarding immigration status; authorizes law enforcement officer to determine immigration status; requires implementation consistent with federal law; prohibits using race, color, or national origin in enforcement; requires every employer to use federal E-Verify system; prohibits knowingly employing unauthorized alien; authorizes complaints to licensing agency that employer has employed unauthorized alien; provides for enforcement & penalties; provides that certain employers are not liable for hiring, refusing to hire, or terminating employee under certain conditions; prohibits public employers from contracting for services with contractors not using E-Verify system; provides additional instance for warrantless arrests; provides additional criteria for consideration when determining whether to release defendant on bail or other conditions; provides for enhanced maximum criminal penalties when offense committed by unlawfully present alien; provides findings of public necessity.
Effective Date: October 1, 2011
Last Event: Died pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c) on Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:07 AM
Recommending committee actions by:
   Judiciary Committee
  On agenda for: 03/10/11   2:45 PM             Notice
Favorable (final action)             See Votes

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   Economic Affairs Committee
           On agenda for: 04/14/11 9:00 AM              Notice
        Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action)              See Votes

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
Died pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c) Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:07 AM
Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:01 AM
1st Reading Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:00 PM
CS Filed Monday, April 18, 2011 5:56 PM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Monday, April 18, 2011 5:56 PM
Reported out of Economic Affairs Committee Monday, April 18, 2011 5:29 PM Economic Affairs Committee
Favorable with CS by Economic Affairs Committee Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:00 PM Economic Affairs Committee
Added to Economic Affairs Committee agenda Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:24 PM Economic Affairs Committee
Now in Economic Affairs Committee Friday, April 08, 2011 6:16 PM Economic Affairs Committee
Referred to Economic Affairs Committee Friday, April 08, 2011 6:16 PM Economic Affairs Committee
1st Reading Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:10 PM
Filed Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:04 AM Judiciary Committee

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