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    FLORIDA (2011)

    FLORIDA LAWMAKER CONTACT INFORMATION

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    STATE SENATE: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/

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    SENATE BILL 136
    by Bennett; Lynn; Gaetz; Norman (Similar H 0237)

    Enforcement of Immigration Laws; Prohibits the state or its political subdivisions from limiting or restricting the enforcement of immigration laws. Requires a law enforcement officer to request citizenship information under certain circumstances. Authorizes a law enforcement agency to transport an alien to a federal facility. Authorizes citizens to sue the state or a political subdivision of the state if the state or political subdivision is restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    STATUS:
    11/23/2010 • Filed
    11/29/2010 • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -SJ 18
    03/15/2011 • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 225
    03/15/2011 • Withdrawn from further consideration -SJ 225

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.c ... &Year=2011

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    SENATE BILL 0230:

    Relating to Enforcement of Immigration Laws
    by Detert

    Enforcement of Immigration Laws; Cites this act as the "Florida Security and Immigration Compliance Act." Prohibits agencies from entering into a contract for contractual services with contractors that are not registered and participating by a specified date in a federal work-authorization program. Provides procedures with respect to verification of eligibility for benefits, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    STATUS:
    12/08/2010 • Filed
    01/05/2011 • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Higher Education; Budget
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -SJ 24

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.c ... &Year=2011


    House Bill Introduced by Pilon
    01/19/2011 Filed
    01/28/2011 Withdrawn prior to introduction -HJ 29

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    SENATE BILL 0304: Relating to Illegal or Undocumented Aliens

    by Bennett

    Illegal or Undocumented Aliens; Requires the Department of Corrections and the Parole Commission to establish agreements to implement a federal deportation program for state inmates. Requires the department to coordinate with federal authorities to determine immigration status and eligibility for removal. Authorizes the control release dates to be set after the alien has served a minimum 50 percent of his or her court-imposed sentence. Prohibits aliens from benefiting from control release awards when removal is not reasonably foreseeable, etc.
    EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    History
    12/21/2010 • Filed
    01/05/2011 • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -SJ 29

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.c ... &Year=2011

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    SENATE BILL 0318: Relating to Postsecondary Student Fees

    FLORIDA DREAM ACT OF 2011

    by Siplin

    Postsecondary Student Fees; Provides an exemption from payment of nonresident tuition at a state university or a Florida College System institution for an undocumented student who meets specified requirements. Requires the Board of Governors of the State University System to adopt regulations and the State Board of Education to adopt rules. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011.

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    History

    12/22/2010 • Filed
    01/05/2011 • Referred to Judiciary; Higher Education; Criminal Justice; Budget
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -SJ 30
    03/09/2011 • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/14/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.c ... &Year=2011

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    SENATE BILL 0518: Relating to Verification of Employment Eligibility

    by Hays

    Verification of Employment Eligibility; Requires every employer to use the Employment Authorization Program to verify the employment eligibility of each employee on or after a specified date. Prohibits an employer from employing an unauthorized alien. Requires every public employer to register with and participate in the E-Verify system for specified purposes. Provides guidelines for interpretation of the provisions of the act, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    STATUS:
    01/20/2011 • Filed
    02/09/2011 • Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Regulated Industries; Budget
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -SJ 43

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/index.c ... &Year=2011

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    HOUSE BILL 0237

    GENERAL BILL by Williams, T.

    Enforcement of Immigration Laws; Provides legislative intent; prohibits state or political subdivisions from limiting or restricting enforcement of immigration laws; requires law enforcement officer to request citizenship information; authorizes law enforcement agency to transport alien to federal facility; requires judicial authorization for transfer of alien outside state; allows governmental entities to share information regarding citizenship; authorizes citizens to sue state or political subdivision of state if state or subdivision is restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws, etc.

    EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/20 ... Filed/HTML

    STATUS:
    01/18/2011 • Filed
    02/01/2011 • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 26
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -HJ 26

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/237

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    HOUSE BILL 205 - Illegal or Undocumented Aliens

    GENERAL BILL by Roberson, K.

    Illegal or Undocumented Aliens: Requires DOC & Parole Commission to establish agreements to implement federal deportation program for state inmates; revises provisions relating to Control Release Authority; requires authority to implement program to execute immediate deportation; authorizes authority to extend or advance control release date for transfer of custody pending deportation; requires DOC to identify inmates eligible for control release for removal & deportation at reception; requires DOC to coordinate with federal authorities to determine immigration status & eligibility for removal; requires DOC to identify eligible inmates who waive administrative & appellate rights & who agree to cooperate; requires Control Release Authority to establish control release dates; authorizes setting control release dates after alien has served 50% of sentence; requires DOC to maintain control & responsibility for custody & transport of alien until transferred to federal custody; requires Control Release Authority to give notice to aliens concerning reentering U.S.; prohibits aliens from benefiting from control release awards when removal is not reasonably foreseeable.
    Effective Date: July 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Docu ... ssion=2011

    STATUS:
    1st Reading Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Referred to Judiciary Committee Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Filed Thursday, January 13, 2011


    Related Bills:

    SB 304 Illegal or Undocumented Aliens Identical

    03/08/11 S Introduced -SJ 29
    01/05/11 S Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 29
    12/21/10 S Filed

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/205

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    HOUSE BILL 691 - Verification of Employment Eligibility

    GENERAL BILL by Harrell

    Verification of Employment Eligibility: Requires every employer to use Employment Authorization Program to verify employment eligibility of each employee on or after specified date; provides that business that does not use federal E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility of employee shall lose its license to do business in state until business has registered with E-verify system; prohibits employer from employing unauthorized alien; requires every public employer to register with & participate in E-Verify system for specified purposes; prohibits public employer, contractor, or subcontractor from entering into contract for physical performance of services in this state unless contractor or subcontractor registers & participates in system.
    Effective Date: July 1, 2011

    TEXT OF BILL: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Docu ... ssion=2011

    STATUS:
    02/09/2011 • Filed
    02/22/2011 • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 60
    03/08/2011 • Introduced -HJ 60

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/691

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    Florida Senate relaxes e-Verify requirement in bill
    March 14, 2011
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-231366.html

    Immigration Crackdown Moves in Florida House
    March 11, 2011
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-231090.html

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