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HB 2577 - Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Albert Hale voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (33-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires all officials and personnel to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration laws and allows peace officers to question any detained individual about their immigration status. It stipulates that peace officers cannot stop or arrest an individual for federal immigration law violations unless the peace officer has reasonable doubt that the individual committed a crime. The bill also requires the Department of Education to only provide classes to adults who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. It states that any individual who is not a legal resident or citizen of the U.S. cannot be classified as an in-state student and cannot receive tuition waivers, fee waiver, grants, scholarships, assistance financial aid and tuition assistance. Additionally, the bill requires an employer to fire an employee if the employer discovers that the employee provided an invalid social security number. It allows the Attorney General to order a cease and desist for any employee that knowingly employs an undocumented immigrant, and requires all employers to complete and retain I-9 employment eligibility verification form. It permits the Governor to mobilize the National Guard in the case of a declared state of emergency from an increase in unauthorized border crossings, establishes the Border Radar Fund. The bill appropriates $134.45 million to carry out the provisions within the bill.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (16-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires all officials and personnel to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration laws and allows peace officers to question any detained individual about their immigration status. It stipulates that peace officers cannot stop or arrest an individual for federal immigration law violations unless the peace officer has reasonable doubt that the individual committed a crime. The bill also requires the Department of Education to only provide classes to adults who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. It states that any individual who is not a legal resident or citizen of the U.S. cannot be classified as an in-state student and cannot receive tuition waivers, fee waiver, grants, scholarships, assistance financial aid and tuition assistance. Additionally, the bill requires an employer to fire an employee if the employer discovers that the employee provided an invalid social security number. It allows the Attorney General to order a cease and desist for any employee that knowingly employs an undocumented immigrant, and requires all employers to complete and retain I-9 employment eligibility verification form. It permits the Governor to mobilize the National Guard in the case of a declared state of emergency from an increase in unauthorized border crossings, establishes the Border Radar Fund. The bill appropriates $134.45 million to carry out the provisions within the bill.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires all officials and personnel to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration laws and allows peace officers to question any detained individual about their immigration status. It stipulates that peace officers cannot stop or arrest an individual for federal immigration law violations unless the peace officer has reasonable doubt that the individual committed a crime. The bill also requires the Department of Education to only provide classes to adults who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. It states that any individual who is not a legal resident or citizen of the U.S. cannot be classified as an in-state student and cannot receive tuition waivers, fee waiver, grants, scholarships, assistance financial aid and tuition assistance. Additionally, the bill requires an employer to fire an employee if the employer discovers that the employee provided an invalid social security number. It allows the Attorney General to order a cease and desist for any employee that knowingly employs an undocumented immigrant, and requires all employers to complete and retain I-9 employment eligibility verification form. It permits the Governor to mobilize the National Guard in the case of a declared state of emergency from an increase in unauthorized border crossings, establishes the Border Radar Fund. The bill appropriates $134.45 million to carry out the provisions within the bill.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (35-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Policy; Forgery; Employment; Licensing

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employers to verify the immigration status of their employees through the Basic Employment Verification Pilot Program. The bill requires all employers to complete and retain employment eligibility verification forms for all employees. It specifies that state and local agencies that issue business licenses must perform company audits. Additionally, the bills sets the following penalties if a business employs an undocumented immigrant: $2,000 per undocumented immigrant for the first violation, $4,000 per undocumented immigrant for a second violation in one year, and $6,000 per undocumented immigrant and one year in prison for a third violation in one year.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Illegal Immigrants; Employment; Verification

Sponsors

  • Russell K. Pearce (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • John M. Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Anderson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Barnes (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andy Biggs (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Boone (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Burns (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eddie Farnsworth (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Gould (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Trish Groe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack W. Harper (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen S. Johnson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Warde V. Nichols (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Pierce (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thayer Verschoor (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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