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SB21-077

Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing

Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill eliminates the requirement that the department of education and each division, board, or agency of the department of regulatory agencies verify the lawful presence of each applicant before issuing or renewing a license.

The bill also specifies that lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any license, certificate, or registration. The bill affirmatively states that the bill is a state law within the meaning of the federal law that gives states authority to provide for eligibility for state and local public benefits to persons who are unlawfully residing in the United States.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Gonzales
Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. C. Kipp

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