2012 Immigration Bills

Find information here on proposed immigration legislation in the 2012 Session of the Tennessee General Assembly, including the Bill number, summary, complete text, and where it stands currently in the process (including the date and location of the next committee hearing).

HB2678 by Carr (Full Text)
SB2604 by
Beavers (Full Text)
Bail, Bail Bonds – As introduced, declares a defendant who is unlawfully present in the United States and has committed certain traffic violations to be deemed a risk of flight for bail purposes; authorizes clerks to set bail for such defendants at a higher amount than normally permitted. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 55.
HB2678: Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee
SB2604: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.

HB0454 by Butt (Full Text)
SB0010 by Ketron (Full Text)
Driver Licenses – As introduced, requires that all written examinations for a driver license or intermediate driver license be in English. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 3.
HB0454: Action Def. in s/c Transportation Subcommittee to First calendar 2012
SB0010: Assigned to Gen. Sub of Trans. Com.

HB2721 by Pody (Full Text)
SB2602 by Beavers (Full Text)
Driver Licenses – As introduced, requires that all written and oral examinations administered by the department of safety for issuance of driver licenses, intermediate driver licenses, temporary driver licenses and temporary intermediate driver licenses be in English only. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 3.
HB2721: Assigned to s/c Transportation Subcommittee
SB2602: P2C, ref. to S. T&S Comm.

HB0750 by Carr (Full Text)
SB0681 by Tracy (Full Text)
Education, Higher
– As introduced, requires the board of regents and the board of trustees for the University of Tennessee system to develop a verification process to establish the lawful presence of applicants for admission; prohibits the admission of applicants unlawfully present in the United States to either system. – Amends TCA Title 8 and Title 49.
HB0750: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee 4/7/2011
SB0681: Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. Ed. Com. 3/8/2011

SB0009 by Campfield (Full Text)
Education, Higher – As introduced, requires public postsecondary institutions to verify that applicants are citizens of the United States or are international students with a valid visa authorizing their stay in the United States. – Amends TCA Title 49.
SB0009: Ref. to S. Ed. Comm.

HB3639 by Haynes (Full Text)
SB3506 by Tate (Full Text)
Employees, Employers
– As introduced, redefines “employee” under the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act to mean “any Tennessee resident” instead of “any individual”; requires employers who enroll in E-Verify to use such program; changes date by which certain employers must comply with certain provisions of the Act from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014. – Amends TCA Title 50, Chapter 1.
HB3639: Assigned to s/c C&EA Subcommittee
SB3506: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

HB3166 by Niceley (Full Text)
SB3449 by Southerland (Full Text)
Game and Fish Laws
– As introduced, eliminates Tennessee residency and reciprocity requirements for persons employed as commercial helpers in the commercial fishing industry, limits the amount of time a commercial fishing license may be revoked or suspended, and limits commercial helper’s license fees. – Amends TCA Section 70-2-101 and Section 70-2-205.
HB3166: Placed on s/c cal Conservation Subcommittee for 2/28/2012, HHR30, 10:30 AM  Watch Live
SB3449: P2C, ref. to S. E&E Comm.

HB0751 by Carr (Full Text)
SB0680 by Tracy (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, unless the context provides otherwise, specifies the criteria for being deemed a Tennessee citizen or resident. – Amends TCA Title 1; Title 36 and Title 68, Chapter 3.
HB0751: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee 4/10/2011
SB0680: Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. S&L Gov’t Com. 3/8/2011

HB0764 by Shipley (Full Text)
SB0008 by Campfield (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, requires all state and local governmental entities to verify that all employees hired after July 1, 2011, are not illegal aliens. – Amends TCA Title 12; Title 39 and Title 50.
HB0764: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee 5/3/2011
SB0008: Assigned to Gen. Sub of: S. S&L Govt. Comm. 3/8/2011

HB0943 by Lollar (Full Text)
SB1469 by Bell (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, requires each LEA to determine each student’s, and each health care facility to determine each patient’s, citizenship and immigration status; aggregate reports of students and patients to be delivered to general assembly. – Amends TCA Title 33; Title 49 and Title 68, Chapter 11.
HB0943: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee 3/22/2011
SB1469: Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. Ed. Com. 3/8/2011

HB1379 by Carr (Full Text)
SB1325 by Johnson (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, enacts the “Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act.” – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 68 and Title 71.
HB1379: Action Def. in s/c Finance Subcommittee to 5/18/2011
SB1325: Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal. for 5/20/2011

HB1380 by Carr (Full Text)
SB0780 by Ketron (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, enacts the “Lawful Immigration Enforcement Act.” – Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 12; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
HB1380: Placed Behind the Budget
SB0780: Action def. in S. Jud. Comm. to 2012

HB1578 by Carr (Full Text)
SB0770 by Ketron (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, enacts the “Lawful Immigration Enforcement Act.” – Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 12; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
HB1578: Withdrawn.
SB0770: Sponsor(s) Added.

HB1582 by Carr (Full Text)
SB1567 by Ketron (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, enacts the “Lawful Presence Enforcement Act.” – Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 12; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
HB1582: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee 2/24/2011
SB1567: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm. 3/8/2011

HB2191 by Shipley (Full Text)
SB2176 by Beavers (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, creates felony offenses for concealing, harboring, shielding from detection, transporting, or any attempt thereof, certain persons in this state; provides that certain property utilized in committing such offenses be subject to forfeiture. – Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 50.
HB2191: Taken Off Notice For Cal. in: Judiciary Committee
SB2176: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.

HB2467 by Carr (Full Text)
SB3055 by Tracy (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, clarifies that a tax form, as such term is used in the part, means any form issued by the United States internal revenue service. – Amends TCA Title 50, Chapter 1, Part 7.
HB2467: Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 2/28/2012, HHR16, 3:00 PM  Watch Live
SB3055: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

HB2469 by Carr (Full Text)
SB3054 by Tracy (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, requires certain jails and detention facilities to report annually to the department of correction the number of persons arrested, booked or confined who are not U.S. citizens or whose citizenship status cannot be determined; requires the department to report annually such information to the house and senate speakers and judiciary committees. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 40 and Title 41.
HB2469: Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 2/28/2012, HHR16, 1:30 PM  Watch Live
SB3054: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.

HB3110 by Campbell (Full Text)
SB2990 by Faulk (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, clarifies that a tax form, as such term is used in the part, means any form issued by the United States internal revenue service. – Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 12; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 50.
HB3110: Assigned to s/c S&LG Subcommittee
SB2990: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

HB3608 by Richardson (Full Text)
SB3416 by Marrero (Full Text)
Immigration
– As introduced, removes reporting requirement of jail and detention facility keepers to federal authorities when a person arrested, booked or confined is determined to be in violation of the Immigration and Naturalization Act; places certain reporting requirements on jail keepers if an individual in custody under a Form 1-247 civil immigration detainer does not meet certain criteria for reimbursement to the state. – Amends TCA Title 40.
HB3608: Placed on s/c cal S&LG Subcommittee for 2/29/2012, HHR 30, 3:30 PM Watch Live
SB3416: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.

HB2227 by Hurley (Full Text)
SB2471 by McNally (Full Text)
Landlord and Tenant
– As introduced, requires certain landlords to register with governmental entities, pay a registration fee and maintain certain identification on tenants; requires the comptroller to include certain information in its online database. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 39; Title 40; Title 66 and Title 67.
HB2227: Assigned to s/c Commerce Subcommittee
SB2471: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

 

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