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SB 251 - Requiring Businesses Utilize Federal E-Verify Program - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

Jennifer Seelig voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requiring Businesses Utilize Federal E-Verify Program

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Businesses Utilize Federal E-Verify Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires private employers with 15 or more employees as of July 1, 2010 to register with the federal E-Verify program to verify the legal working status of any new employee.

Highlights:
  • Exempts private employers of a foreign national if the foreign national holds a visa issued in response to a petition by the private employer (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that employers are not civilly liable under state law for unlawfully hiring an undocumented immigrant if the employer registered with the federal E-Verify program and the information obtained in accordance with the status verification system indicates that the individual's immigration status authorized the employer to hire the individual (Sec. 5).
  • Specifies that employers are not civilly liable under state law for refusing to hire an individual if the employer registered with the federal E-Verify program and the information obtained in accordance with the status verification system indicates that individual's immigration status was that of an undocumented immigrant (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes employers to register with the Department of Commerce to certify that they are in compliance with the provisions of this Act (Sec. 6).
  • Requires the Department of Commerce, on or after July 1, 2010, to publish electronically a list of private employers that have registered with the Department and are in compliance with the provisions of this Act (Sec. 7).

 

This is a substitute bill sponsored by Sen. D. Chris Buttars.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requiring Businesses Utilize Federal E-Verify Program

Sponsors

  • D. Chris Buttars (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Niles Herrod (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
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