Other Issues - Immigration

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HB20/SB28 - Immigration law, provision barring unlawfully present alien from attending postsecondary school clarified, lawsuits for failure to enforce laws, procedures revised, documentation for lawful presence, military identification authorized, voter registration provisions modified, certain lawful presence verification for certain subsequent issuance and renewals of certain licenses, procedures and penalties for employing unauthorized alien, penalties for certain lawsuits relating to employment practices, Secs. 31-13-3, 31-13-5, 31-13-6, 31-13-8, 31-13-9, 31-13-13, 31-13-19, 31-13-20, 31-13-23, 31-13-26, 31-13-28, 31-13-29, 32-6-9, 32-6-10.1 am'd; Act 2011-535, 2011 Reg. Sess., am'd

HB20 - Representative Hammon
SB28 - Senator Beason

This bill would make revisions to the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. This bill would delete from the definition of a "foreign national" a person who is not a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

This bill would require the Attorney General to defend law enforcement officers under certain conditions.

This bill would require the Administrative Office of Courts to submit a quarterly report to the Alabama Department of Homeland Security summarizing the number of cases in which an unlawfully present person was detained by law enforcement and appeared in court for any violation of state law.

This bill also would require the Department of Revenue to conduct annual searches of its records to determine if multiple individuals have filed tax returns under the same Social Security number or the same individual tax identification number.

League Action and Justification: LWVAL is monitoring HB20 and SB28.

Bill Progress in Legislature:

HB20 -
5/17/2012: First Reading and referred to the

SB28 -
5/17/2012: First Reading and referred to the

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