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CS/HB 1617: Immigration

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Michael ; Jacques ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bankson ; Barnaby ; Bell ; Beltran ; Black ; Botana ; Fine ; Leek ; Sirois ; Tramont

Immigration; Prohibits counties & municipalities from providing funds to any person, entity, or organization to issue identification documents to individual who does not provide proof of lawful presence in US; requires hospitals to collect patient immigration status data information on admission; requires certain private employers to use E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility of persons who accept employment offers authorizes DEO to enforce requirements to use E-Verify & to conduct random audits of employers; removes provision authorizing unauthorized immigrant to obtain license to practice law; provides criminal penalties for persons who knowingly & willfully violate, or who reasonably should know & violate, certain provisions relating to transporting into this state of individuals who entered US unlawfully & without inspection by Federal Government; provides for coordination of certain activities with Federal Government. APPROPRIATION: $12,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/1/2023 House - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1718 (Ch. 2023-40)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/7/2023 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/9/2023 House • Referred to Commerce Committee
• Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Commerce Committee
4/23/2023 House • PCS added to Commerce Committee agenda
4/24/2023 House • Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee
• Reported out of Commerce Committee
4/25/2023 House • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• Original reference removed: Appropriations Committee
• Original reference removed: Judiciary Committee
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
5/1/2023 House • Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 1718 (Ch. 2023-40)