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HB21-1194

Immigration Legal Defense Fund

Concerning creation of the immigration legal defense fund, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Immigration
Bill Summary

The bill creates the immigration legal defense fund (fund). The department of human services as the administrator awards grants from the fund to qualifying nonprofit organizations (organizations) that provide legal advice, counseling, and representation for, and on behalf of, indigent clients who are subject to an immigration proceeding. The bill lists permissible uses of grant money awarded from the fund.

Organizations that receive a grant from the fund are required to report to the administrator certain information about persons served and services provided by the organization.

The bill makes an appropriation.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. N. Ricks, Rep. K. Tipper
Sen. D. Moreno

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