A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY MEASURES FOR ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN THIS STATE; AND TO CLARIFY WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE STATE'S E-VERIFY LAWS.
House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Removes much of the previous edition of the act, deleting provisions concerning increasing penalties for possession, manufacture, or sale of false ID; creating a rebuttable presumption against the pretrial release of certain undocumented aliens; reimbursing cost of incarcerating undocumented aliens; authorizing immigration status checks for certain persons who are lawfully stopped, detained, or arrested; prohibiting the use of certain documents for identification purposes; new GS 64-39, which provided for no employer penalties if employee holds restricted driver's permit or restricted ID card; requiring undocumented alien drivers to obtain restricted driver's permits; and authorizing impoundment and sale of vehicles for driving while license revoked, driving without a license, and driving while failing to maintain financial responsibility. Makes conforming changes. Retains provisions concerning e-verify changes in Part VIII of the previous edition.
Requires instead that the Department of Public Safety, along with specified agencies and industries, study the potential impact of adopting eight specified measures, which include issues addressed in the previous version of the bill. Requires that the study examine the potential impacts of the eight measures on seven issues, including the provision of social services, tax collection, and law enforcement. Requires a report to the chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by March 1, 2014.
Amends GS 64-25 by amending the definition of employee to exclude an individual whose term of employment is less than 10 months per year (was, less than year round).
Deletes the severability clause.
Makes the entire act effective when the act becomes law.
Amends the act's long title.
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