SB 626 Enacts various provisions affecting illegal aliens
Sponsor: Ridgeway
LR Number: 2295S.01I Fiscal Note: 2295-01
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 3/14/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 626 - This act enacts provisions affecting illegal aliens.

The Division of Immigration Compliance is created inside the office of the Secretary of State to implement new provisions in the law that deny employment to illegal aliens.

It is illegal to employ unauthorized aliens and the act mandates that every employer in the state participate in the federal Basic Pilot Program in order to verify an employee's work authorization status as a condition of employment. Certificates of incorporation and other business licenses and registrations will be suspended when an employer employ's unauthorized aliens. Steps for curing violations are enumerated.

Illegal aliens are barred from attending all public universities in the state.

This act is similar to SB 334 (2005), SB 988 (2006), SB 178 (2007), SB 180 (2007), and SB 348 (2007).

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