Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 449 - Current law states that no business entity or employer shall knowingly, employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri. This act adds to such restrictions by prohibiting any business entity or employer from recruiting an alien for employment, or referring an alien for a fee. Further, the act prohibits employing, hiring for employment, continuing to employ, recruit for employment, or refer for a fee, an alien knowing that the alien's employment authorization is based upon deferred action pursuant to federal executive order.

The act prohibits wages, compensation, or any kind of remuneration for the performance of services paid to an unauthorized alien, or alien who received deferred action pursuant to federal executive order, from being a deductible business expense for state income or business tax purposes.

Currently, the Department of Revenue is prohibited from issuing a driver's license to an illegal alien or any person who cannot prove lawful residence. This act adds to such restrictions by prohibiting the Department of Revenue from issuing a driver's license or non-driver's license to any illegal alien who has received deferred action pursuant to federal executive order. The act further requires that any alien who applies for a new driver's license or for renewal shall be required to provide, in addition to documents and information required under current law, a valid passport and a document issued by the federal government which establishes such person's lawful immigration status.

SCOTT SVAGERA

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