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CS/HB 7089 (2011) -  Enforcement of Immigration Laws

by Economic Affairs Committee and Judiciary Committee and Snyder (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins; Drake; Harrison; Hooper; McBurney; Renuart; Roberson, K.; Schenck; Van Zant; Weinstein
Prohibits 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 7, 2011 2:07 AM

PCB committee actions:

  • PCB JDC 11-01 recommended by:
    Judiciary Committee

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

Related Bills

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Economic Affairs Committee 4/18/2011 5:28:49 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Economic Affairs Committee 4/13/2011 4:39:08 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 3/15/2011 7:26:35 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 3/9/2011 11:15:06 AM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c) Time: 05/07/2011 - 2:07 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 05/07/2011 - 12:01 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 04/19/2011 - 5:00 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 04/18/2011 - 5:56 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Time: 04/18/2011 - 5:56 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Economic Affairs Committee Time: 04/18/2011 - 5:29 PM Member: Committee: Economic Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Economic Affairs Committee Time: 04/14/2011 - 1:00 PM Member: Committee: Economic Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Economic Affairs Committee agenda Time: 04/12/2011 - 4:24 PM Member: Committee: Economic Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Economic Affairs Committee Time: 04/08/2011 - 6:16 PM Member: Committee: Economic Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Economic Affairs Committee Time: 04/08/2011 - 6:16 PM Member: Committee: Economic Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/16/2011 - 8:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 03/16/2011 - 8:04 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __