Illegal aliens; corporate existence terminated involuntarily for employing. (SB782)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; unlawful acts; employing illegal aliens. Provides that it is cause for disciplinary action by any regulatory board established pursuant to Title 54.1 against a regulant if such regulant has been convicted of a state or federal law prohibiting the employment of persons who are not legally eligible to be employed in the United States. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 089851288
01/18/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB782)
01/28/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Immigration
02/06/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Committee substitute printed 080286288-S1
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080286288-S1
02/11/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB782S1
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB782S1)
02/15/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 080294288-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080294288-H1
03/05/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB782H1
03/05/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB782H1)
03/06/2008Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB782ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB782ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 770 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB926.


Mary Martin writes:

I am behind this bill 100%. I hope the fight is strong and successful for this bill as well as SB 517 and SB 623. I look forward to reading of the success of the three of them.

Tom writes:

Mary... let me ask you this since you are so excited about his bill.

As an employer, when I hire someone...I get a copy of their driver’s license and SS card. That is all that is required as an employer. Now why is it fair for the government to come after me as an employer when I hired this person whom provided the proper paper work. The government has provided me with no database to check this persons’ SSN against so how am I suppose to know if it’s correct and legal? Yet, Obenshain wants to take my business license away??? Does that sound fair???


VirginiaImmigrantAdvocacy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill requires the State Corporation Commission to terminate the corporate existance and right to do business in Virginia for any company whose officers and directors are convicted of a pattern and practice violation of federal immigration laws.

Lizzy writes:

there are two resources out there that can help you. Firstly, DOL has a handbook "Employers Guide to Employment Law" which has picture examples of all alien cards issued over the years so you can cross check the one you see visibly in front of you.
Secondly, you can take the guesswork out by signing up for e-verify. It is an employer access point to match the details provided to you against Homeland Security data and Social Security data. This allows you as an employer to key in new hire's details and it tells you instantly if they are authorized to work or not. The website is
Hope this helps!