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H.R. 282 (112th): To require Federal contractors to participate in the E-Verify Program for employment eligibility verification.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2011 (Introduced).


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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 282

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2011

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Royce, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Shuler, and Mr. Calvert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require Federal contractors to participate in the E-Verify Program for employment eligibility verification.

1.

Requirement for Federal contractors to participate in E-Verify Program

(a)

In general

Section 402(e)(1) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Federal contractors and subcontractors

(i)

In general

Any Federal contractor described in clause (ii), and any subcontractor described in clause (iii), shall elect to participate in the E-Verify Program described in section 403(a) and shall comply with the terms and conditions of such election.

(ii)

Federal contractors described

A Federal contractor is described in this clause if the contractor—

(I)

employs individuals; and

(II)

has been awarded (and has not completed performance of) a contract by the Federal Government for the procurement of goods or services in an amount exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.

(iii)

Subcontractors described

A subcontractor is described in this clause if the subcontractor—

(I)

employs individuals; and

(II)

has been awarded (and has not completed performance of) a subcontract by a Federal contractor described in clause (ii).

(iv)

Coverage of entire workforce

In implementing this subparagraph, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that the E-Verify Program is applied to all of the employees of a Federal contractor or subcontractor, not just the employees performing the contract or subcontract, as the case may be.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to contracts entered into on or after the expiration of the 60-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.