Bill Status of HB5718 95th General Assembly
Short Description: UNAUTHORIZED ALIENS-EMPLOYMENT
Rep. Dan Brady - Roger L. Eddy - Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Unauthorized Alien Employment Prohibition Act and amends the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Provides that an employer shall not intentionally or knowingly employ an unauthorized alien. Provides for investigation of complaints. Provides for actions against an employer by the State's Attorney. Provides that the court may, depending upon the circumstances and with specified exceptions: order an employer to terminate the employment of unauthorized aliens; impose probationary periods; require affidavits or reports; or order suspension or revocation of certain licenses held by the employer. Provides that an employer shall verify the employment eligibility of hired employees through the basic pilot program administered by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. Creates the Employer Sanctions Legislative Study Committee to examine and report on laws and rules regarding employer sanctions. Contains provisions regarding: false and frivolous complaints; notices to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local law enforcement agencies; expediting of actions; defenses; presumptions; information on the Attorney General's website; construction; notices by the Department of Revenue to employers; discrimination; severability; and other matters. Makes a violation of the discrimination provisions of the Unauthorized Alien Employment Prohibition Act a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Deletes provisions that restricted the use of any Employment Eligibility Verification System. Some provisions are effective immediately.