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HB 71 - Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Workers' Compensation - Key Vote

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Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) (19-30) -
Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-40) - (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.

Highlights:
  • 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) -

Title: Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Workers Compensation

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