Illegal immigrants; document verification for employment, penalty. (HB1048)

Introduced By

Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Document verification for employment of illegal immigrants; penalty. Requires employers to obtain employment eligibility verification documentation as specified in Form I-9 indicating that a prospective employee is legally eligible for employment in the United States. Employers are required to retain such Form I-9 documentation of eligibility for employment on each of their employees for the same period they are required to keep such records under federal law. Violations involving the knowing employment of persons not legally eligible for employment in the United States, in addition to being Class 1 misdemeanors, are punishable by a fine of $10,000. The Department of Labor and Industry is required to provide access to a computer database to assist employers in determining whether prospective employees are legally eligible for employment. An employer that hires persons not legally eligible for employment in the United States will be ineligible to participate in foreign labor certification programs for a period of three years following conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060974488
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2006Assigned to Commerce and Labor sub-committee: Utilities/Employment (Byron)
02/09/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 062752488-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062752488-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1048H1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (77-Y 22-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/27/2006Continued to 2007 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)