Bill Summaries: S179 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 2 2011 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 14-465 to make the offense of willful failure to complete or carry an alien registration document, defined as a violation of 8 USC Section 1304(e) or Section 1306(a) (corresponding federal laws), a Class 1 misdemeanor. Provides, however, that the maximum fine is $100 and the maximum imprisonment is 20 days for the first offense and 30 days for subsequent offenses. Authorizes a person’s immigration status to be verified by either a federally approved law enforcement officer or a federal agency communicating with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Sets forth a nondiscrimination requirement, a procedure for allocating confinement costs, and an exception for persons authorized to remain in the U.S. by the federal government. Permits any record relating to a person’s immigration status and certified authentic by the responsible government agency to be admissible in any court. Effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.