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Senate Bill 0220

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

Employment of unauthorized aliens. Prohibits a contractor that enters into a public contract for services from knowingly employing an unauthorized alien. Requires the attorney general to: (1) investigate a complaint that a contractor knowingly employed an unauthorized alien; (2) verify the work authorization of the alleged unauthorized alien with the federal government; (3) notify United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, local law enforcement agencies, and the appropriate prosecuting attorney of a determination that a contractor has employed an illegal alien; and (4) maintain certain records of violation orders. Provides that a prosecuting attorney notified of the attorney general's determination that a contractor, after December 31, 2008, employed an unauthorized alien is required to file an action against the contractor. Requires a court to: (1) hold a hearing and make a determination of the action on an expedited basis; (2) if the contractor knowingly employs an unauthorized alien, order the contractor to terminate the employment of the unauthorized alien, order the contractor to file a signed affidavit, and place the contractor on probation for three years; (3) order agencies to suspend all licenses held by the contractor for the operation of the business location if the contractor fails to file the sworn affidavit; (4) for a second violation during the probationary period, order agencies to revoke all licenses held by the contractor for the operation of the business location; and (5) send copies of orders to the attorney general. Provides that a court: (1) may suspend a contractor's licenses if the contractor knowingly employs an unauthorized alien; and (2) may consider only the federal government's verification or status information in determining whether an individual is an unauthorized alien. Establishes: (1) a rebuttable
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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