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SB21-199

Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities

Concerning measures to remove barriers to certain public opportunities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Immigration
Bill Summary



The act states that, upon passage of the act, verification of lawful presence in the United States is not required for any purpose that lawful presence is not required by law, ordinance, or rule to receive benefits pursuant to a federal stimulus law or rule.

Effective July 1, 2022, the act repeals current laws that require a person to demonstrate the person's lawful presence in the United States to be eligible for certain public benefits and states that lawful presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits, as defined by 8 U.S.C. sec. 1621.

The act amends certain statutory provisions to clarify acceptable documents to demonstrate eligibility.

Current law prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from entering into or renewing a public contract with a contractor who knowingly employs or contracts persons who are undocumented. The act repeals that requirement and associated statutory provisions.

The act appropriates:

  • $178,627 to the department of human services to implement the act. $47,768 is from the general fund and $130,859 is from the federal child care development funds; and
  • $83,881 from the general fund to the department of revenue for use by the taxation business group to implement the act.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.