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    Utah (2009) various bills

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    Utah

    Mission:
    There are numerous bills being considered by the state legislature.

    We support:

    HJR25 - Resolution urging businesses only to hire documented workers.

    Victory! HB64 - Creates a strikeforce that brings together local law enforcement and ICE officials to target high-level undocumented criminals.
    Update:3/5/09 HB64 A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve House Bill 64

    HB208 - Repeals in-state tuition for children of undocumented workers who graduate from a Utah high school.

    We do not support:

    HB107 - Delays the implementation of *SB81 until July of 2010 and funds a $150,000 study to determine the fiscal impact of undocumented workers in Utah.

    We support:

    SB69 - Requires proof of citizenship in order to vote.

    We do not support:

    SB113 - Delays the implementation of *SB81 until July of 2010.

    Update 3/3/09 SB81
    Published: March 3, 2009
    There will be no delay on the implementation of *SB81(Good news)
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-148183.html

    *SB81 was passed and set to go into effect July 1, 2009 which would overhaul Utah's immigration policy and allow local police offices to serve as immigration agents. It would also required all businesses that contract with the state to run their employees through a system to verify their citizenship.

    Task: Call and email state legislators with your support or opposition to the above mentioned bills under consideration. Due to the number of bills being considered you may want to break your messages up.

    Message: (craft your own)

    Message example:

    Subject line:

    To the Honorable _____
    Please do not delay the implementation of SB81 by passing HB107 or SB113. We need the state of Utah to enforce immigration laws that they refuse to enforce in DC. Allowing local police officers to serve as immigration agents would help enforcement of these laws. Also jobs contracted with the state should be secured and verified for American citizens.

    Subject line:

    Contact Information:

    State website:
    http://www.utah.gov/

    Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.:
    http://www.utah.gov/governor/index.html

    House of Representatives:
    http://www.le.utah.gov/house/members/me ... le1add.asp

    Senate:
    http://www.utahsenate.org/perl/roster2009.pl

    Bill Look-up:
    HJR25
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillint/hjr025.pdf
    HB64
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillint/hb0064.pdf
    HB208
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillint/hb0208.pdf
    HB107
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillint/hb0107.pdf
    SB69
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/sbillint/sb0069.pdf
    SB113
    http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/sbillint/sb0113.pdf


    News:
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-146239.html
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    Utah Look before leaping

    Look before leaping
    Put immigration legislation on hold
    Tribune Editorial[Opinion]

    Posted: 02/25/2009 06:00:00 PM MST


    Utah House Bill 107, which would authorize a study to determine the economic impact of undocumented residents in Utah, is a good bill gone bad.

    As originally written by Rep. Stephen Clark, R-Provo, the measure would have wisely delayed the implementation of Senate Bill 81, anti-immigration legislation approved last year, until the study is completed.

    But the version of HB107 that was sent to the Senate after being approved by a 56-13 vote in the House Wednesday would allow SB81 to take effect July 1 as planned, more than six months before the results of the study would be reported to the Legislature. It's a classic case of getting the cart ahead of the horse.

    Do undocumented workers help or hurt Utah's economy? Do they pay more into the system in taxes and fees than they receive in state and local services? And what are the projections for 5, 10 and 25 years from now? Those are questions that need to be answered before SB81 takes effect, perhaps driving away hard-working individuals who make valuable contributions to our state. Lawmakers need to make decisions based on carefully researched facts instead of rushing headlong into the unknown, and perhaps making the troubled economy even worse.

    And that's not the only reason to delay implementing these misguided, discriminatory laws. Provisions in SB81 include denying undocumented residents access to state and local programs that their tax dollars support, requiring public employers and government contractors to verify the residency status of all employees (although there's no foolproof system for doing so) and empowering local and state law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.

    SB81 will cost a whopping $1.8 million to implement at a time when revenue is declining and state and municipal budgets are being cut.

    Also, it is opposed by many members of law enforcement who believe it will break the bonds between police and immigrants, who would become reluctant to report crimes and cooperate with authorities if they feared deportation.

    Lawmakers should set HB107 aside until next year and approve instead Senate Bill 113, which would delay SB81 until July of 2010. Then, Clark can reintroduce the immigration study bill, with a provision that SB81, and its $1.8 million price tag, be further delayed until the results are in.

    The Legislature needs to take the time to get this right, and buy Congress and the Obama administration some time to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11786904
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    Bills dealing with illegal immigration


    HB 64 Deterring Illegal Immigrants
    SB 39 Immigration Amendments
    SCR 01 Federal Waivers/Immigration
    HJR 25 Hire Only Properly Documented Workers
    SB 69 Citizenship Required to Vote
    SB 40 Legal Driver's License/ID Card
    HB 107 Impact of Illegal Immigrants
    E-mail: rpiatt@ksl.com

    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-147770.html
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    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_11826484

    Bill to require business license applicants to pledge citizenship fails

    Bill to require business license applicants to pledge citizenship fails
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Posted: 03/03/2009 04:17:01 PM MST

    A bill that would require applicants for a professional or business license to sign a sworn affidavit that they are U.S. citizens died in committee Tuesday.

    HB262, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, would charge anyone who falsifies that information with perjury. The business community strongly opposed the measure.

    "We do not know what impact this will have on state coffers," said Antonella Packard, who sits on the policy board of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.

    Ron Mortensen of the Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration backed the bill, saying businesses owned by undocumented immigrants should not be allowed to compete against citizen-owned businesses.

    The bill failed 7-5.
    Sheena McFarland

    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-148321.html
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    Update:
    Thursday, March 5, 2009 Dee's strike force bill out of committee
    By Jeff DeMoss

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Senate is set to give final legislative consideration to a measure creating a collaborative effort between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to battle violent and other felony crimes associated with illegal immigration.

    A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve House Bill 64, sponsored by Rep. Brad Dee, R-Washington Terrace.

    The bill would allocate an additional $891,000 to the Utah Office of the Attorney General, which would set up a strike force to combat drug and human trafficking, creation of fraudulent documents and other crimes.

    It would allow state and local police agencies to voluntarily partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

    A sweeping immigration reform bill that passed a year ago, Senate Bill 81, included a provision allowing local law enforcement to become cross-deputized as ICE agents, but it did not specifically target felonies and violent crime.

    Complete story:

    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-148532.html
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