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House Bill 1291


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House Bill 1291

ARCHIVE (2008)

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Unauthorized aliens. Requires the superintendent of the state police department (superintendent) to: (1) negotiate terms of a memorandum of understanding (memorandum) concerning a pilot project for the enforcement of federal immigration and customs laws; and (2) designate appropriate law enforcement officers to be trained under the memorandum. Requires: (1) the superintendent and governor, unless otherwise required by the applicable federal agency, to sign the memorandum on behalf of the state; and (2) the state police department to apply for federal funding, if available, for the costs associated with training the law enforcement officers. Provides that a law enforcement officer certified as trained may enforce the federal immigration and customs laws. Prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from providing federal, state, or local public benefits to a person who is not a: (1) United States citizen; or (2) qualified alien under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act and lawfully present in the United States. Requires a state agency or a political subdivision to verify the lawful presence in the United States of each individual who: (1) is at least 18 years of age; and (2) applies for federal, state, or local public benefits administered by the agency or political subdivision. Requires a state agency or a political subdivision to: (1) verify the lawful presence of the person by requiring the person to execute a verified affidavit stating that the person is a United States citizen or a qualified alien; (2) verify the lawful presence of certain individuals through the Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlements (SAVE) program; and (3) report errors and significant delays in the SAVE program. Provides that: (1) a state agency or political
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 In Committee - first House
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