SAVE OUR BENEFITS ACT.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 649 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL STATE AGENCIES AND LICENSING BOARDS TO USE THE SYSTEMATIC ALIEN VERIFICATION FOR ENTITLEMENTS (SAVE) TO VERIFY THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS.
Intro. by Sanderson, Hise.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 4 2019)

Bill History:

S 649

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 9 2019 - More information

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts Article 3, Verification of Eligibility for Receipt of Public Benefits, to GS Chapter 64. Sets forth defined terms applicable to the Article. Requires all State agencies and all licensing boards, as defined, to enter into a memorandum of agreement or computer matching agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program in order to verify the immigration status of applicants for public benefits, as defined under specified federal law. Prohibits any State agency or licensing board, beginning January 1, 2020, from providing a public benefit to any applicant unless first having used the SAVE Program to verify the immigration status of the applicant. Prohibits any State agency or licensing board from providing a public benefit to an alien who is not qualified, an immigrant, or an alien who is paroled into the country for less than a year, under specified federal law. Requires each State agency and each licensing board to annually report on the Article's implementation to the specified NCGA committee, with the initial report due no later than December 1, 2019.


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