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Bill Detail: SB21-077

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Title Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing
Status First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments (04/30/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors A. Benavidez (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill eliminates the requirement that the department of
education and each division, board, or agency of the department of
regulatory agencies verify the lawful presence of each applicant before
issuing or renewing a license.
The bill also specifies that lawful presence is not required of any

applicant for any license, certificate, or registration. The bill affirmatively
states that the bill is a state law within the meaning of the federal law that
gives states authority to provide for eligibility for state and local public
benefits to persons who are unlawfully residing in the United States.

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