Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Act. Establishes the Task Force on Counsel in Immigration Proceedings. Provides for members, compensation, and support staff. Provides that the Task Force shall investigate the implementation of universal representation for covered individuals in immigration removal proceedings. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report of its findings in the investigation and its recommendations for how to fully provide legal representation for covered individuals facing immigration proceedings no later than July 1, 2022. Repeals the Act July 1, 2023. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes the list of members of the Task Force on Counsel in Immigration Proceedings. Provides instead that the Governor shall appoint the 7 members of the Task Force with the advice and consent of the Senate, in consultation with the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Human Services.