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SB 664 - Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment - Florida Key Vote

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Title: Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment

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Title: Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that requires government agencies use E-Verify for immigration-status checks prior to employment.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “E-Verify system” as an Internet-based system operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees (Sec. 2).

  • Requires every public employer, contractor, and subcontractor, beginning January 1, 2021, to register with and use the E-Verify system to verify the work authorization status of all newly hired employees (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that if a contractor enters into a contract with a subcontractor, the subcontractor must provide the contractor with an affidavit stating that the subcontractor does not employ, contract with, or subcontract with an unauthorized undocumented individual (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that if a public employer terminates a contract with a contractor because of their employment of an unauthorized undocumented individual, the contractor cannot be awarded a public contract for at least 1 year after the date on which the contract was terminated (Sec. 2).

  • Requires every private employer, beginning January 1, 2021, after making an offer of employment which has been accepted by an individual, to verify such individual’s employment eligibility (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that a private employer is not required to verify the employment eligibility of a continuing employee hired before January 1, 2021 (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the following individuals or entities to request copies of any documentation relied upon by a private employer for the verification of an individual’s employment eligibility (Sec. 2):

    • The Department of Law Enforcement;

    • The Attorney General;

    • The state attorney; and 

    • The statewide prosecutor. 

  • Requires a private employer to verify an individual’s employment eligibility by (Sec. 2):

    • Using the E-Verify system; or

    • Requiring the individual to provide the same documentation that is required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on its Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9).

  • Specifies that for any private employer found to have violated the above highlight 3 times within any 36 month period, the appropriate licensing agency will permanently revoke all licenses held by the private employer specific to the business location where the unauthorized undocumented individual performed work (Sec. 2).

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Title: Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that requires government agencies use E-Verify for immigration-status checks prior to employment.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “E-Verify system” as an Internet-based system operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees (Sec. 2).

  • Requires every public employer, contractor, and subcontractor, beginning January 1, 2021, to register with and use the E-Verify system to verify the work authorization status of all newly hired employees (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that if a contractor enters into a contract with a subcontractor, the subcontractor must provide the contractor with an affidavit stating that the subcontractor does not employ, contract with, or subcontract with an unauthorized undocumented individual (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that if a public employer terminates a contract with a contractor because of their employment of an unauthorized undocumented individual, the contractor cannot be awarded a public contract for at least 1 year after the date on which the contract was terminated (Sec. 2).

  • Requires every private employer, beginning January 1, 2021, after making an offer of employment which has been accepted by an individual, to verify such individual’s employment eligibility (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that a private employer is not required to verify the employment eligibility of a continuing employee hired before January 1, 2021 (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the following individuals or entities to request copies of any documentation relied upon by a private employer for the verification of an individual’s employment eligibility (Sec. 2):

    • The Department of Law Enforcement;

    • The Attorney General;

    • The state attorney; and 

    • The statewide prosecutor. 

  • Requires a private employer to verify an individual’s employment eligibility by (Sec. 2):

    • Using the E-Verify system; or

    • Requiring the individual to provide the same documentation that is required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on its Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9).

  • Specifies that for any private employer found to have violated the above highlight 3 times within any 36 month period, the appropriate licensing agency will permanently revoke all licenses held by the private employer specific to the business location where the unauthorized undocumented individual performed work (Sec. 2).

Title: Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment

Title: Requires Government Agencies Use E-Verify Immigration Check for Employment

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