Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 2040
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Budget (Montford) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 156 - 194
    4  and insert:
    5  all new hires, both United States citizens and noncitizens;
    6         (b)Upon acceptance on or after that date of an offer of
    7  employment by the new employee, verify the employment
    8  eligibility of the employee through, and in accordance with the
    9  time periods and other requirements of, the E-Verify Program;
   10  and
   11         (c)Maintain a record of the verification for 3 years after
   12  the date of hire or 1 year after the date employment ends,
   13  whichever is longer.
   14         (2)(a)The requirements of subsection (1) do not apply if
   15  the new employee presents to the employer one of the following
   16  documents as part of the I-9 process for verifying employment
   17  eligibility under federal law:
   18         1.An unexpired United States passport or United States
   19  passport card;
   20         2.An unexpired driver’s license that is issued by a state
   21  or outlying possession of the United States:
   22         a. After verifying the individual’s lawful status in the
   23  United States using the USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for
   24  Entitlements program as provided by s. 404 of the Illegal
   25  Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996; or
   26         b. Which driver’s license complies with s. 202 of the REAL
   27  ID Act and contains a photograph of the employee;
   28         3.A valid, unexpired foreign passport that contains a
   29  United States visa with a photograph of the employee and
   30  evidences applicable work authorization and a corresponding
   31  unexpired Form I-94; or
   32         4.A secure national identification card or similar
   33  document issued pursuant to federal law.
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   36         And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete lines 11 - 15
   38  and insert:
   39         after a specified date and maintain a record of the
   40         verification for a specified time; providing an
   41         exception to the verification process if the employee
   42         provides to the employer specified documents that are
   43         part of the federal I-9 process for verifying
   44         employment eligibility; directing the Department of