Bill Summaries: S 492 T & U VISA/FEES.

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  • Summary date: May 17 2017 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends proposed GS 64-49 (regarding the authority of certifying agencies to complete law enforcement certifications for T or U visa applicants) to amend the definition of local certifying agency to also include any state or local authority with responsibility for the investigation or prosecution of a qualifying crime or criminal activity under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

    Replaces the term "local certifying agency" with "certifying agency" throughout the act.


  • Summary date: Mar 29 2017 - View Summary

    Enacts new Article 3 in GS Chapter 64, T and U Visa Verification, establishing that nothing can limit a local certifying agency's discretion to complete a law enforcement certification for an applicant for a T or U visa, except as otherwise provided by federal law. DefinesĀ local certifying agency to mean a sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer for a city or county police department, a district attorney, or a superior or district court judge. Requires a local certifying agency to charge the applicant a fee for completion of the certification. Enacts GS 7A-322 to set a $5 fee for a local certifying agency to charge for completing a form I-914 Supplement B or a form I-918 Supplement B. Effective July 1, 2017.