State & public employment; required eligibility verification documentation. (SB516)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public employment; required eligibility verification documentation. Prohibits state and local government agencies from knowingly employing any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who does not provide employment eligibility verification documentation as specified in the Department of Homeland Security Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 indicating that he is legally eligible for employment in the United States. An intentional violation of this prohibition by any state employee or official, after notice from the Governor, or his designees, to desist, shall subject him to suspension or permanent dismissal from employment or office. The bill also requires the Department of Human Resource Management to compile an annual report detailing (i) the number of persons suspended and the length of the suspensions, and (ii) the number of persons permanently dismissed. Read the Bill »


01/28/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082356216
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB516)
01/28/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Immigration
01/30/2008Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)