HB 71 - Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Workers' Compensation - Key Vote
Montana Key Votes
- March 11, 2011 Senate Motion Rejected
- March 10, 2011 Referred to Committee
- Jan. 18, 2011 House Bill Passed
- Dec. 13, 2010 Introduced
Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) (19-30) - March 11, 2011
Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) - March 10, 2011
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-40) - Jan. 18, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Workers' Compensation
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits undocumented immigrants from receiving workers' compensation benefits.
- Prohibits the payment of wage-loss and medical benefits for work-related injuries or diseases to undocumented immigrants (Sec. 1).
- Requires that the collection of any information necessary to determine the immigration status of workers seeking workers' compensation benefits be required of all applicants (Sec. 1).
- Authorizes the distribution of workers' compensation benefits in cases where there is insufficient evidence to determine an individual's immigration status (Sec. 1).
- Amends the definitions of the terms "employee" and "worker" to exclude immigrants who are not lawfully employed, whereas existing law included such immigrants (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) - Dec. 13, 2010
Title: Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Workers Compensation