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HB 2 - Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (38-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prevents taxpayer funds going to illegal immigrants by imposing penalties on local governments that fail to verify citizenship status of its employees, contract workers and recipients of government assistance.

Highlights:
-Requires every public employer (including municipality and county) to register in the federal work authorization program so as to verify employment eligibility of all newly hired employees (Sec. 1). -Outlines penalties for local governments for failing to comply with Section 1 mandates (Sec. 2). -Local governments shall demonstrate compliance by taking all reasonably necessary steps to participate in the federal work authorization program, Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement program or successor federal programs (Sec. 3). -Requires any agency or political subdivision that provides or administers a public benefit to require every applicant for such benefit to execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying lawful presence (also describes affidavit) (Sec. 3).
Note:

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.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (121-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that prevents taxpayer funds going to illegal immigrants by imposing penalties on local governments that fail to verify citizenship status of its employees, contract workers and recipients of government assistance.

Highlights:
-Requires every public employer (including municipality and county) to register in the federal work authorization program so as to verify employment eligibility of all newly hired employees (Sec. 1). -Outlines penalties for local governments for failing to comply with Section 1 mandates (Sec. 2). -Local governments shall demonstrate compliance by taking all reasonably necessary steps to participate in the federal work authorization program, Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement program or successor federal programs (Sec. 3). -Requires any agency or political subdivision that provides or administers a public benefit to require every applicant for such benefit to execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying lawful presence (also describes affidavit) (Sec. 3).
Note:

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.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (30-17) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (101-64) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients

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