H.R. 478: E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 04, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 478

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 2013

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 amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) to make the E-Verify Program permanent and mandatory, and to provide for certain changes to procedures for participants in the Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013 .

2.

E-verify made permanent and mandatory

(a)

Made permanent

Section 401(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended by adding before the period at the end of the last sentence the following: , except that the E-Verify Program described in section 403(a) shall be a permanent program.

(b)

Made mandatory

Section 402 of such Act is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by inserting after Except as specifically provided in subsection (e) the following: or subsection (g) ; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Mandatory participation in the E-Verify Program

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013, every person or other entity that hires one or more individuals for employment in the United States shall elect to participate in the E-Verify program described in section 403(a), and shall comply with the terms and conditions of such an election, including by verifying through the E-Verify program that each such individual is authorized to work in the United States.

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3.

Procedures for participants

Section 403 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (division C of Public Law 104–208; 8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(3)(A), by adding at the end the following: The person or other entity may wait for confirmation of the individual's identity and work eligibility before beginning to pay or train the individual.;

(2)

in subsection (a)(3), by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Current employees

Not later than 14 business days after beginning to participate in the program, a person or other entity may use the program to verify the employment authorization of an employee hired prior to the participation in the program only if the person or other entity verifies the employment authorization of every employee hired prior to the participation in the program.

; and

(3)

in subsection (a)(4)(B)(iii), by inserting after until a nonconfirmation becomes final the following: and the individual exhausts any administrative or judicial review if the individual initiates such review..