H. R. 3612
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 20, 2007
Mr. Weldon of Florida (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
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for no preemption of certain State and local laws regarding employment eligibility verification requirements.
This Act may be cited as the
Law Enforcement Restoration Act.
No preemption of certain State and local laws regarding employment eligibility verification requirements
Paragraph (2) of section 274A(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)) is amended to read as follows:
The provisions of this section shall not preempt any State or local law that imposes—
employment eligibility verification requirements imposed upon employers or employees consistent with or in addition to the employment eligibility verification requirements under this section;
civil or criminal penalties for violation of such State or local employment eligibility verification requirements;
civil or criminal penalties for acts prohibited in this section;
licensing sanctions for violation of such State or local employment eligibility verification requirements;
licensing sanctions for acts prohibited in this section; or
limitations on the right of a private party to sue for up to treble damages.
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.