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Issue Professional License Lawful United States Presence

Concerning the issuance of a professional license to a person who is legally authorized to work in the United States.
2020 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill requires the Colorado supreme court to issue a license to practice law and the department of education to issue a teacher license if in either situation, the license applicant otherwise meets the licensing requirements and:

  • The person has a current and valid employment authorization document issued by the United States citizenship and immigration services;
  • The person is lawfully present in the United States; and
  • The person was issued a social security number by the United States social security administration ; or
  • The person is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident, or is otherwise lawfully present in the United States.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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