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LB 947 - Authorizes Certain Immigrants to Qualify for Professional Licenses - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (31-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Certain Immigrants to Qualify for Professional Licenses

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes certain immigrants to be eligible for a professional or commercial license, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual who is not a United States citizen and demonstrates lawful presence to be eligible for a professional or commercial license, if he or she submits the following documents (Secs. 1 & 3):
    • A valid employment authorization document; and
    • A valid document to provide the following evidence:
      • The individual is a permanent or temporary resident;
      • The individual has a conditional permanent resident status;
      • The individual has a pending or approved application for asylum;
      • The individual has a valid immigrant or non-immigrant visa;
      • The individual has a pending or approved application for protected status;
      • The individual has approved deferred action status; or
      • The individual has a pending application for permanent or temporary residence.
  • Specifies that a professional or commercial license issued by the provisions of this bill is only valid as long as the individual’s employment authorization document is valid (Secs. 1 & 3).
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Certain Immigrants to Qualify for Professional Licenses

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Certain Immigrants to Qualify for Professional Licenses

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain immigrants to be eligible for a professional or commercial license, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual who is not a United States citizen and demonstrates lawful presence to be eligible for a professional or commercial license, if he or she submits the following documents (Secs. 1 & 3):
    • A valid employment authorization document; and
    • A valid document to provide the following evidence:
      • The individual is a permanent or temporary resident;
      • The individual has a conditional permanent resident status;
      • The individual has a pending or approved application for asylum;
      • The individual has a valid immigrant or non-immigrant visa;
      • The individual has a pending or approved application for protected status;
      • The individual has approved deferred action status; or
      • The individual has a pending application for permanent or temporary residence.
  • Specifies that a professional or commercial license issued by the provisions of this bill is only valid as long as the individual’s employment authorization document is valid (Secs. 1 & 3).
Note:

NOTE: A BILL WITH AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES A SEPARATE TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE CLAUSE TO PASS. IF THE CLAUSE IS PASSED, THE BILL GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE.

THIS IS A VOTE TO PASS A BILL ON FINAL READING, AFTER THE BILL HAS PASSED BOTH GENERAL AND SELECT FILE. IF PASSED, THE BILL GOES TO THE GOVERNOR FOR CONSIDERATION.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Note:

THIS IS A VOTE TO PASS A BILL FROM SELECT FILE, THE SECOND DEBATING AND VOTING STAGE IN THE SENATE AFTER GENERAL FILE. IF PASSED, THE BILL GOES TO ENROLLMENT & REVIEW FOR EDITING OR TO FINAL READING.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Note:

THIS IS A VOTE TO PASS A BILL FROM GENERAL FILE, THE FIRST DEBATING AND VOTING STAGE IN THE SENATE. IF PASSED, THE BILL GOES TO ENROLLMENT & REVIEW FOR EDITING OR TO SELECT FILE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Certain Immigrants to Qualify for Professional Licenses

Sponsors

  • Heath Mello (NE - N) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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