Public Safety Protection From Sanctuary Policies
The bill is a referred measure. The bill specifies that the state and any political subdivision of the state (jurisdiction) shall not:
- Prohibit or restrict any jurisdiction, official, or employee from sending to, or receiving from, federal immigration agencies information regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any individual;
- Prohibit or restrict a jurisdiction from doing any of the following with respect to information regarding the immigration status of any individual:
- Sending the information to, or requesting the information from, federal immigration agencies;
- Maintaining the information; or
- Exchanging the information with any other federal, state, or political subdivision of this state; or
- Encourage the physical harboring of an illegal immigrant.
A jurisdiction is deemed a sanctuary jurisdiction if it violates the prohibitions in the bill, is informed by the federal government that it is in violation of federal immigration law, or is denied federal grant money or eligibility for a federal grant due to noncompliance with federal immigration laws.
The bill also requires each jurisdiction to give written notice to its elected officials, employees, and law enforcement officers of their duty to comply with all federal laws concerning immigration.
The bill requires each county, city and county, or municipality with a population of at least 25,000 to submit an annual report to the department of public safety (department) affirming that it has not violated the prohibitions in the bill, has not been notified by the federal government that it is in violation of federal immigration law, and has not been denied federal grant money or informed that it is ineligible for federal grant money due to noncompliance with federal immigration laws.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)