SB 589
Modifies provisions relating to sanctuary policies enacted by political subdivisions
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Last Action:
2/11/2020 - Voted Do Pass S General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 589 - This act adds law enforcement policies, whether formally enacted or informally adopted, to the definition of "sanctuary policy" with regard to political subdivisions. Under this act, a sanctuary policy includes any order, ordinance, or law enforcement policy by a municipality that:

• Violates federal law prohibiting local and state governments from enacting laws or policies that limit communication with the Department of Homeland Security;

• Restricts the municipality's cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain custody or transfer any alien into the custody of ICE; or

• Prevents the municipality's law enforcement officers from asking an individual his or her citizenship or immigration status.

Additionally, this act provides that political subdivisions, rather than municipalities, will be ineligible for certain state funds if any sanctuary policies are adopted.

This act is identical to SCS/SB 64 (2019) and similar to HB 1908 (2018) and HB 980 (2017).



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