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Bill Detail: SB21-199

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Title Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities
Status Governor Signed (06/25/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Immigration
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/26/2021

The bill repeals existing provisions that require a person to
demonstrate the person's lawful presence in the United States to be
eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful presence is not
a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits, as defined by
8 U.S.C. sec. 1621.
The bill amends statutory provisions that still require lawful

presence to clarify acceptable documents to demonstrate eligibility. The
general assembly shall not allocate additional funding to any state or local
public benefit program for this purpose for fiscal year 2021-22. However,
starting for fiscal year 2022-23, any additional funding required for a state
or local public benefit program for this purpose is subject to the standard
budget process for the applicable program.
Current law prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from
entering into or renewing a public contract with a contractor who
knowingly employs or contracts persons who are undocumented. The bill
repeals that requirement and associated statutory provisions.
Current law requires that state agencies and local governments use
secure and verifiable identity documents when providing services or
issuing official documents. The bill repeals that requirement and
associated statutory provisions.

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