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SB 6-B — Transportation of Inspected Unauthorized Aliens

by Senator Ingoglia

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Fiscal Policy Committee (FP)

The bill creates the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program within the Division of Emergency Management. The division will implement a program to facilitate the transport of inspected unauthorized aliens within the United States, consistent with federal law. The division is authorized to contract for services to implement the program, notwithstanding s. 287.057, F.S., relating to competitive procurement laws. The program expires June 30, 2025.

The bill appropriates $10 million to the division for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 for the program. The bill repeals s. 185, ch. 2022-156, L.O.F. All payments made pursuant to that section are deemed approved and any unexpended balance of funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation immediately revert.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor's signature, these provisions take effect upon becoming law. 

Vote: Senate 27-12; House 77-34