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    UTAH (2011)

    UTAH LAWMAKER CONTACT INFORMATION

    STATE HOUSE: http://www.utah.gov/house/representatives.html

    STATE SENATE: http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/roster.aspx

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    "Please stop illegal aliens from voting or receiving taxpayer benefits in Utah. Please empower local police to enforce existing immigration laws. Please support/oppose Bill Numbers"

    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION

    HOUSE BILL 70

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACT

    Chief Sponsor: Stephen E. Sandstrom

    LONG TITLE
    General Description: This bill modifies state law and enacts the "Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act."

    This bill:
    requires that an officer verify the immigration status of a detained or arrested person upon reasonable suspicion the person is an illegal alien, and provides enforcement exceptions; clarifies when passengers in a vehicle where the operator has been detained may also be questioned and their immigration status verified; requires that a law enforcement officer may not consider race, color, or national origin, except as permitted by Utah and United States constitutions; States grounds for a presumption of a person's lawful presence in the United States; provides for transportation of an illegal alien to federal custody by a state or local law enforcement officer; provides that a state or local agency may not limit, by any means, the authority of any law enforcement or other governmental agency to assist the federal government in the enforcement of any federal immigration law, including the federal requirement to register as an alien or possess an alien registration document; provides that any state or local governmental agency is not restricted in sending, receiving, or maintaining immigration status information of any person in carrying out the agency's lawful purposes; requires verification of immigration status regarding application for public services, benefits, or licenses provided by a state or local governmental agency or subcontractor; provides that this bill does not implement or authorize the federal REAL ID Act to any extent not currently provided by state law; provides that a legal resident may, after establishing standing, bring action against an agency that limits enforcement of federal immigration laws and imposes financial penalties for violation; provides that penalties imposed on the agencies be directed to the multi-agency
    strike force that deals with crime associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking; amends the current state law prohibiting transporting or harboring illegal aliens by removing the limitation to transportation of the alien for a distance greater than 100 miles; prohibits the encouraging or inducing of an illegal alien to come to or reside in Utah; amends peace officer arrest authority to include making an arrest when the officer has reasonable cause to believe the person is an alien:subject to an immigration removal order; and regarding whom a detainer warrant has been issued who has committed or been charged with a felony in another state.

    Section 1. Section 67-5-22.7 is amended to read: 67-5-22.7. Multi-agency strike force to combat violent and other major felony crimes associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking -- Fraudulent

    BIL STATUS:
    1/24/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    1/24/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    1/24/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    1/25/2011 House/ received bill from Legislative Research
    1/25/2011 House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/7/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/7/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/7/2011 House/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/7/2011 House/ received bill with fiscal note from Print
    2/8/2011 House/ to standing committee
    2/11/2011 House Comm - Amendment Recommendation
    2/11/2011 House Comm - Favorable Recommendation
    9-3-1 Vote: http://le.utah.gov/asp/votes/comvotes.a ... ence=11223
    2/14/2011 House/ comm rpt/ amended
    2/14/2011 House/ 2nd reading
    2/16/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/16/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/18/2011 House/ 3rd reading
    2/18/2011 House/ floor amendment
    2/18/2011 House/ passed 3rd reading Vote: 58 Yes 15 No 2 Not Voting
    Vote Record: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillst ... 0.002h.txt
    2/18/2011 House/ to Senate
    2/22/2011 Senate/ received from House
    2/22/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/23/2011 Bill Substituted by Standing Committee

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0070.htm

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    HOUSE BILL 70 SUBSTITUTE

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillint/hb0070s01.htm

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0070S01.htm

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    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION

    HOUSE BILL 253

    EMPLOYMENT OF UNAUTHORIZED ALIENS

    Chief Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod

    General Description:

    This bill modifies provisions related to labor to address verification of an individual's eligibility under federal law to be employed.

    Highlighted Provisions:
    This bill:
    enacts the Employment of Unauthorized Aliens Act, including:
    . defining terms;
    . addressing construction, severability, and compliance with federal and state law;
    . prohibiting the knowing or intentional employment of unauthorized aliens;
    . requiring verification of employment eligibility;
    . imposing verification requirements for economic development incentives;
    . providing for voluntary registration;
    . requiring certification by government entities of compliance with verification requirements; and
    . providing for enforcement; and
    . repeals the Private Employer Verification Act.

    Money Appropriated in this Bill:
    None

    Other Special Clauses:
    This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillint/hb0253.htm

    BILL STATUS::
    Date Action Location Vote
    1/27/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    1/27/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    1/27/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    1/27/2011 House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst
    1/31/2011 House/ received bill from Legislative Research
    1/31/2011 House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/3/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/4/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/4/2011 House/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/7/2011 House/ received bill with fiscal note from Print
    2/8/2011 House/ to standing committee
    2/14/2011 House Comm - Substitute Recommendation
    2/14/2011 Bill Substituted by Standing Committee
    2/15/2011 House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended
    2/21/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/22/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/22/2011 House/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/22/2011 House/ 3rd reading
    2/22/2011 House/ floor amendment
    2/22/2011 House/ passed 3rd reading SSEC VOTE 49 YES, 20 NO, 6 NO VOTE OR ABSENCE
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillst ... 1.002h.txt
    2/23/2011 House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst
    2/23/2011 House/ to Senate
    2/24/2011 Senate/ received from House
    2/24/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/24/2011 Senate/ to standing committee

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0253.htm

    TEXT OF SUBSTITUTED BILL:
    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillamd/hb0253s01.htm

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0253S01.htm

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    SENATE BILL 41

    HEALTH AMENDMENTS FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

    STATE OF UTAH

    Chief Sponsor: Luz Robles

    LONG TITLE

    General Description:

    This bill amends the Medical Assistance Act and the Utah Children's Health Insurance

    Act to provide Medicaid coverage and health insurance coverage to a legal immigrant child, regardless of the length of time that the child has been in the United States.

    Highlighted Provisions:
    This bill:
    . exercises the option to remove the five-year residency requirement for a legal immigrant child to be eligible for coverage under Medicaid or the Utah Children's Health Insurance Program; and directs the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan and the Utah Children's Health Insurance Program to provide coverage to an eligible legal immigrant child, regardless of the length of time that the child has been in the United States.

    Money Appropriated in this Bill: None

    Other Special Clauses:
    This bill takes effect on July 1, 2013.

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillint/sb0041.htm

    STATUS:
    Date Action Location Vote
    1/20/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    1/20/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    1/20/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    1/20/2011 Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research
    1/24/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    1/27/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    1/27/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    1/27/2011 Senate/ to Printing with fiscal note
    1/28/2011 Senate/ received bill with fiscal note from Print
    2/18/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/18/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/sbillhtm/SB0041.htm

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    SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 12


    JOINT RESOLUTION - IMMIGRATION

    Chief Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

    Description:

    This joint resolution of the Legislature strongly urges Congress to resolve immigration policy issues or give states the authority to address these issues within their own borders.
    Highlighted Provisions:
    This resolution:
    recognizes that the United States Congress presently has dominant authority to make immigration policy; urges Utah's congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation to resolve the immigration policy issues facing the nation; strongly urges the United States Congress to take swift and decisive action to resolve the many pressing immigration issues facing the nation and the states; and urges Congress to grant authority to the states to resolve the immigration policy challenges within their own borders if Congress does not have the collective will to resolve the immigration issues facing the nation and the states

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillint/sjr012.htm

    STATUS:
    Date Action
    2/2/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    2/2/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    2/2/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    2/3/2011 Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research
    2/3/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/4/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/4/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/4/2011 Senate/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/4/2011 Senate/ to standing committee
    2/4/2011 Senate Comm - Amendment Recommendation
    2/4/2011 Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation 4 YES 0 NO 1 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/asp/votes/comvotes.a ... uence=6735
    2/4/2011 Senate/ received bill with fiscal note from Print
    2/4/2011 Senate/ comm rpt/ amended
    2/4/2011 Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar
    2/16/2011 Senate/ 2nd reading
    2/16/2011 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 25 YES 0 NO 4 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/sbillst ... 2.001s.txt
    2/17/2011 Senate/ 3rd reading S3RD
    2/17/2011 Senate/ passed 3rd reading Vote: 24 YES 0 NO 5 NOT VOTING
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/sbillst ... 2.002s.txt
    2/17/2011 Senate/ to House with amendments
    2/17/2011 House/ received from Senate
    2/17/2011 House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/18/2011 House/ to standing committee
    2/23/2011 House Comm - Favorable Recommendation VOTE 7 YES, 2 NO, 1 ABSENT
    2/23/2011 House/ committee report favorable
    2/23/2011 House/ 2nd reading
    2/24/2011 House/ 3rd reading
    2/24/2011 House/ floor amendment
    2/24/2011 House/ passed 3rd reading VOTE 72 YES, 2 NO 1 ABSENT
    2/24/2011 House/ to Senate
    2/24/2011 Senate/ received from House
    2/24/2011 Senate/ placed on Concurrence Calendar
    2/25/2011 Senate/ concurs with House amendment VOTE 24 YES, 0 NO, 5 ABSENT
    2/25/2011 Senate/ to House
    2/28/2011 House/ received from Senate
    2/28/2011 House/ signed by Speaker/ returned to Senate
    2/28/2011 House/ to Senate
    2/28/2011 Senate/ received from House
    2/28/2011 Senate/ signed by President/ sent for enrolling
    2/28/2011 Bill Received from Senate for Enrolling

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/sbillhtm/SJR012.htm

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    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION

    SENATE BILL 138

    Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

    LONG TITLE
    General Description:
    This bill amends driver license and driving privilege card provisions.
    Highlighted Provisions:
    This bill:
    repeals the use of a temporary identification number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service for purposes of obtaining a driving privilege card issued by the Driver License Division; expires all driving privilege cards on December 31, 2011; prohibits the Driver License Division from issuing a driving privilege card; and makes technical changes.

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0138.htm

    STATUS:

    1/28/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    1/28/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    1/28/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    2/2/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/3/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/3/2011 Senate/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/3/2011 Senate/ received bill with fiscal note from Print
    2/3/2011 Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research
    2/4/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/7/2011 Senate/ to standing committee
    2/9/2011 Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation (VOTE 4-1)
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/asp/votes/comvotes.a ... uence=9913
    2/10/2011 Senate/ committee report favorable
    2/10/2011 Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar
    2/17/2011 Senate/ 2nd reading
    2/17/2011 Senate/ circled
    2/26/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/26/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0138.htm

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    SENATE BILL 238

    VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT STATUS

    Chief Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

    LONG TITLE
    General Description:
    This bill modifies the provision related to status verification of public employers and government contractors to require certification of compliance.

    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillint/sb0238.htm

    STATUS:
    2/4/2011 Bill Numbered by Title Without any Substance
    2/5/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    2/5/2011 Bill Numbered by Title Without any Substance
    2/15/2011 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    2/15/2011 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    2/15/2011 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    2/16/2011 Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research
    2/16/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/16/2011 Senate/ to standing committee
    2/21/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/21/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/21/2011 Senate/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/23/2011 Senate Comm - Not Considered
    2/25/2011 Senate Comm - Amendment Recommendation
    2/25/2011 Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation VOTE 3 YES, 1 NO, 2 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/asp/votes/comvotes.a ... ence=19009
    2/28/2011 Senate/ comm rpt/ amended
    2/28/2011 Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar
    3/1/2011 Senate/ passed 2nd reading VOTE 22 YES, 3 NO, 4 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/sbillst ... 8.002s.txt
    3/2/2011 Senate/ 3rd reading
    3/2/2011 Senate/ passed 3rd reading VOTE 20 YES, 3 NO, 6 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/sbillst ... 8.003s.txt
    3/2/2011 Senate/ to House
    3/3/2011 House/ received from Senate
    3/3/2011 House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    3/3/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    3/3/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/sbillhtm/SB0238.htm

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    HOUSE BILL 191

    LONG TITLE
    General Description:
    This bill repeals an exemption from the nonresident portion of total tuition within the State System of Higher Education.

    Highlighted Provisions:
    This bill:
    repeals the provision that, if allowed under federal law, a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, is exempt from the nonresident portion of total tuition if the student: attended high school in the state for three or more years; and graduated from a high school or received its equivalent in the state; and makes technical changes.


    TEXT OF BILL: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillint/hb0191.htm

    STATUS:
    9/28/2010 LFA/ bill assigned to staff for fiscal analysis
    9/28/2010 LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input
    12/21/2010 Bill Numbered but not Distributed
    12/21/2010 Numbered Bill Made Available for Public Distribution
    1/5/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    1/6/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    1/6/2011 House/ to Printing with fiscal note
    1/11/2011 House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst
    1/24/2011 House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    2/8/2011 House/ to standing committee
    2/9/2011 House/ lifted from standing committee
    2/14/2011 House/ to standing committee
    2/18/2011 House Comm - Favorable Recommendation VOTE: 10 YES, 5 NO, 1 NOT VOTING
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/asp/votes/comvotes.a ... ence=14560
    2/18/2011 House/ committee report favorable
    2/18/2011 House/ 2nd reading
    2/24/2011 House/ 3rd reading
    2/24/2011 House/ substituted
    2/24/2011 House/ circled
    2/28/2011 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor
    2/28/2011 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available
    2/28/2011 House/ to Printing with fiscal note
    2/28/2011 House/ uncircled
    2/28/2011 House/ floor amendment
    2/28/2011 House/ passed 3rd reading Vote: 44 YES, 28 NO, 3 ABSENT
    VOTE RECORD: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/status/hbillst ... 1.004h.txt
    2/28/2011 House/ to Senate
    3/1/2011 Senate/ received from House
    3/1/2011 Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced)
    3/1/2011 Senate/ to standing committee
    3/2/2011 Senate Comm - Returned to Rules
    3/4/2011 Senate/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules

    http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0191.htm

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    An illegal immigration enforcement bill modeled after Arizona legislation passed Friday in the House in Utah.

    HB70, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, was approved 58-15 after nearly two hours of often impassioned debate on the House floor.

    Read the Rest of the story here:
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-228818.html
    and here:
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-228682.html

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    Panel votes to end tuition break for undocumented students

    By Lee Davidson

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    First published 6 hours ago
    Updated 2 minutes ago Updated Feb 18, 2011 05:21PM

    After emotional pleas from both sides, a House committee voted 10-5 on Friday to repeal resident tuition for state college students who are in the country illegally but graduated from a Utah high school.

    The vote left several students crying and hugging.

    “The purpose of this bill is to do away with taxpayer-subsidized discount tuition that we give to illegal immigrants to go to college,

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