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HB 497 - Immigration Enforcement Act - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

Kraig Powell voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Immigration Enforcement Act

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Enforcement Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status of individuals while conducting any lawful stop, detention or arrest.

Highlights:

Authorizes law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status of individuals while conducting any lawful stop, detention or arrest (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes law enforcement officers to arrest individuals when an officer has reasonable cause to believe that an individual is an undocumented immigrant and (Sec. 11):
    • Is subject to an immigration removal order;
    • Is the object of a civil detainer warrant issued by the Department of Homeland Security; or
    • Has been charged with a felony in another state.
  • Prohibits law enforcement officers from considering race, color, or national origin as grounds for questioning a person's lawful presence in the United States (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to be lawfully present in the United States if he or she is able to present one of the following documents (Sec. 4):
    • A valid Utah driver license issued on or after January 1, 2010;
    • A valid Utah ID card issued on or after January 1, 2010;
    • A valid tribal enrollment card; or
    • Any valid identification document that contains a photo of the bearer and is issued by a federal, state, or local government agency.
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to be a citizen of the United States if he or she makes a statement to a law enforcement officer that he or she is a citizen, unless the office has reason to believe the statement is false (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes state and local law enforcement agencies to transport undocumented immigrants to an in-state federal detention facility (Sec. 5).
  • Requires state or local government agencies that provide public benefits to verify the immigration status of applicants for public benefits (Sec. 8).
  • Authorizes law enforcement officers to forgo the verification of immigration status if it could hinder or obstruct a criminal investigation (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Immigration Enforcement Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status of individuals while conducting any lawful stop, detention or arrest.

Highlights:

Authorizes law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status of individuals while conducting any lawful stop, detention or arrest (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes law enforcement officers to arrest individuals when an officer has reasonable cause to believe that an individual is an undocumented immigrant and (Sec. 11):
    • Is subject to an immigration removal order;
    • Is the object of a civil detainer warrant issued by the Department of Homeland Security; or
    • Has been charged with a felony in another state.
  • Prohibits law enforcement officers from considering race, color, or national origin as grounds for questioning a person's lawful presence in the United States (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to be lawfully present in the United States if he or she is able to present one of the following documents (Sec. 4):
    • A valid Utah driver license issued on or after January 1, 2010;
    • A valid Utah ID card issued on or after January 1, 2010;
    • A valid tribal enrollment card; or
    • Any valid identification document that contains a photo of the bearer and is issued by a federal, state, or local government agency.
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to be a citizen of the United States if he or she makes a statement to a law enforcement officer that he or she is a citizen, unless the office has reason to believe the statement is false (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes state and local law enforcement agencies to transport undocumented immigrants to an in-state federal detention facility (Sec. 5).
  • Requires state or local government agencies that provide public benefits to verify the immigration status of applicants for public benefits (Sec. 8).
  • Authorizes law enforcement officers to forgo the verification of immigration status if it could hinder or obstruct a criminal investigation (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Immigration Enforcement Act

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