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

SB 170: Federal Immigration Enforcement

GENERAL BILL by Bean

Federal Immigration Enforcement; Citing this act as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act”; creating provisions relating to federal immigration enforcement; prohibiting sanctuary policies; requiring state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration law; authorizing local governmental entities and law enforcement agencies to petition the Federal Government for reimbursement of certain costs; providing whistle-blower protections for persons who report violations; requiring repeal of existing sanctuary policies within a specified period, etc.

Effective Date: Sections 908.302 and 908.303, Florida Statutes, as created by this act, shall take effect October 1, 2019, and, except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 168 (Ch. 2019-102)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Infrastructure and Security (IS)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/19/2018 Senate • Filed
1/10/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Infrastructure and Security; Rules -SJ 45
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 45
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 168 (Ch. 2019-102)