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Text of the Local Law Enforcement Restoration Act

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3612

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 20, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Pence, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Akin, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Campbell of California, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, and Mrs. Myrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for no preemption of certain State and local laws regarding employment eligibility verification requirements.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Local Law Enforcement Restoration Act.

2.

No preemption of certain State and local laws regarding employment eligibility verification requirements

(a)

In general

Paragraph (2) of section 274A(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)) is amended to read as follows:

(2)

No preemption

The provisions of this section shall not preempt any State or local law that imposes—

(A)

employment eligibility verification requirements imposed upon employers or employees consistent with or in addition to the employment eligibility verification requirements under this section;

(B)

civil or criminal penalties for violation of such State or local employment eligibility verification requirements;

(C)

civil or criminal penalties for acts prohibited in this section;

(D)

licensing sanctions for violation of such State or local employment eligibility verification requirements;

(E)

licensing sanctions for acts prohibited in this section; or

(F)

limitations on the right of a private party to sue for up to treble damages.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply as of such date to all applicable State or local laws that were enacted before, on, or after January 1, 2005.