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Key Votes

H 5143 - E-Verify Bill - Key Vote

Rhode Island Key Votes

William San Bento, Jr. Did Not Vote on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (38-33) - (Key vote)

Title: E-Verify Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires companies to use the E-Verify database to check employee citizenship and work eligibility.

Highlights:
-Defines employer as a person transacting business in Rhode Island, who employs three or more people at any time (Sec. 1). -Requires employers in Rhode Island to apply to participate in the federal electronic employment authorization verification program, referred to as E-Verify, to check the work eligibility of each employee (Sec. 1) -Provides dates of compliance for employers to apply to participate in E-Verify (Sec. 1). -Mandates the department of labor training to provide a list of employers who fail to comply to the Investigations Division of the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Sec. 1). -Requires employers to terminate employment upon final notice from the department of homeland security of non-confirmation of work eligibility concerning the employee (Sec 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: E-Verify Bill

Sponsors

  • Jon D. Brien (RI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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