HB 166 (BR 25) - M. Henley
AN ACT relating to immigration services.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 367 to prohibit any person in the business of providing immigration assistance from giving legal advice; require a provider who is not exempt to register with the Office of Consumer Protection of the Attorney General's Office before providing immigration assistance services in the state; require providers to post signs in English and any other language in which the provider offers services that specify that the provider is not an attorney and may not give or accept fees for giving legal advice; require that similar notice be include in the providers oral and written advertisement and business stationery; prohibit the provider from engaging in specified conduct, to include, providing services before a contract is executed, refusing to return the customer's documents, using terms that suggest that the provider is authorized to practice law; and misrepresenting or lying for the purposes of obtaining clients; require the Office of the Attorney General to promulgate administrative regulations to implement and enforce this Act; deem that any violations of this act is an unfair, false, or misleading practice or act under KRS 367.170; prescribe the contents of the contract; permit the customer to cancel the contract if he or she does so within three days of the contract's execution; require the provider to maintain a bond during his operations in the state; make the bond available to those who are injured due to the provider's violation of this Act; establish penalties.
Jan 2-introduced in House
Jan 5-to State Government (H)
Feb 20-posted in committee