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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

CS/CS/HB 527: Federal Immigration Enforcement

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Byrd ; Grall ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Altman ; Beltran ; Brannan ; Buchanan ; DiCeglie ; Fine ; Fischer ; Gregory ; Hill ; Leek ; Roach ; Robinson ; Rommel ; Roth ; Sabatini ; Sirois ; Smith, D. ; Williamson

Federal Immigration Enforcement; Designates act "Rule of Law Adherence Act"; prohibits sanctuary policies; requires state & local governmental agencies to use best efforts to support enforcement of federal immigration law; provides requirements concerning immigration detainers; requires AG to prescribe format for complaints; provides injunctive relief & civil penalties; prohibits expenditure of public funds for specified purposes; provides cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death attributed to sanctuary policy; prohibits discrimination on specified grounds; requires repeal of existing sanctuary policies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Rules, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 168 (Ch. 2019-102)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/23/2019 House • Filed
1/30/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 65
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 65
3/18/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/20/19, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/20/2019 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 3 -HJ 480
3/21/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 474
3/22/2019 House • Original reference(s) removed: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 488
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 488
4/12/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/16/19, 1:30 pm, Sumner Hall
4/16/2019 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 745
4/17/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 737
4/18/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 757
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/19
4/23/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 777, 782
• Amendment(s) adopted (172817, 358995) -HJ 777, 782
• Amendment(s) failed (055815, 056289, 070483, 280097, 337345, 341401, 503105, 576157, 580141, 584351, 661543, 688501, 696003, 737515, 768111, 828795, 969893) -HJ 778, 786
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 802
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 69 NAYS 47 -HJ 803
4/24/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Rules -SJ 503
4/25/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 503
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Rules, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 168 (Ch. 2019-102)