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SB 118 (BR 1267) - M. Wilson, J. Bowen, J. Schickel, D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to restricting welfare and public benefits for illegal aliens.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15 to require all applicants for public benefits to either present a secure and verifiable document verifying United States citizenship or submit an affidavit verifying legal presence in the United States; require an agency with an applicant who submits an affidavit to verify the person's legal presence in the United States using the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or SAVE program to verify legal status; prohibit eligibility for a public benefit to any person whose legal presence is not verified within 30 days; require the Attorney General to post a list of secure and verifiable documents to be accepted as verifying legal presence in the United States; require the list to be reviewed and updated annually; create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to require the Transportation Cabinet to use the SAVE program to verify citizenship of applicants for an operator's license; prohibit the issuance of an operator's license if the legal presence of the applicant cannot be verified.


     SCS/FN - Exempt employment contracts, professional licenses, and retirement funds paid by an individual from the bill; refine the definition of secure and verifiable document; restructure the lawful presence verification process.
     SFA (1, J. Rhoads) - Limit the bill to those public benefits defined as such under federal law; establish a simplified affidavit production process.

     Jan 25-introduced in Senate
     Jan 30-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 8-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 20-received in House
     Mar 21-to Local Government (H)
     Mar 26-posting waived; taken from Local Government (H); 1st reading; returned to Local Government (H)

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