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CS/HB 697: Federal Immigration Enforcement

GENERAL BILL by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Albritton ; Boyd ; Byrd ; Combee ; Drake ; Eagle ; Fine ; Fischer ; Fitzenhagen ; Gonzalez ; Grall ; Grant, M. ; Gruters ; Hager ; Hahnfeldt ; Harrell ; Magar ; McClain ; Miller, A. ; Ponder ; Porter ; Raburn ; Renner ; Rodrigues ; Rommel ; Santiago ; Stone ; White ; Williamson ; Yarborough

Federal Immigration Enforcement; Designates act "Rule of Law Adherence Act"; prohibits sanctuary policies; requires state & local governmental agencies to comply with & support enforcement of federal immigration law; provides requirements concerning immigration detainers & certain arrested persons; prohibits restrictions on transfer of certain information related to enforcement of immigration law; authorizes law enforcement agency to transport unauthorized alien; authorizes ordinances for recovery immigration detainer costs; provides whistle-blower protections for certain officials; requires AG to prescribe format for complaints; provides injunctive relief & civil penalties; prohibits expenditure of public funds for specified purposes; provides cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death attributed to sanctuary policy; prohibits discrimination on specified grounds; provides for implementation; requires repeal of existing sanctuary policies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2017 House • Filed
2/15/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 83
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 83
3/9/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 03/13/17, 1:30 pm, Sumner Hall
3/13/2017 House • Favorable by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 361
• Now in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee -HJ 361
3/17/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 03/21/17, 12:30 pm, 12 HOB
3/21/2017 House • CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 429
3/22/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 416
3/24/2017 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 458
4/22/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/24/17, 2:00 pm, Sumner Hall
4/24/2017 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 807
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 807
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/17
4/27/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 947
• Amendment(s) adopted (293867) -HJ 947
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 979
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 76 NAYS 41 -HJ 979
4/28/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/29/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations; Criminal Justice -SJ 608
5/1/2017 Senate • Received -SJ 607
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary