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HB 237 (2011) -  Enforcement of Immigration Laws

by Williams, T. (CO-SPONSORS) Van Zant
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; provides for recovery of attorney's fees; provides for criminal penalties; prohibits probation or release of alien who does not possess registration documents; requires act be implemented consistent with federal law; prohibits law enforcement officers from using race as determining factor in assessment under act.
Effective Date: October 1, 2011
Last Event: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Saturday, May 7, 2011 2:07 AM

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 05/07/2011 - 2:07 AM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 05/07/2011 - 12:01 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/08/2011 - 10:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 02/01/2011 - 3:27 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 02/01/2011 - 3:27 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 02/01/2011 - 3:27 PM Member: Committee: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 02/01/2011 - 3:27 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 01/18/2011 - 10:00 AM Member: Williams, T. Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
943.0536 SB 136