On August 24, 2009, Illinois enacted S1133 prohibiting the state or localities from requiring employers to use an employment eligibility verification system.
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It was followed up in 2008 with HB 2745, which prohibits government contracts to any businesses not using E-Verify, effective May 1, 2008. Colorado HB 1343 - Passed in 2006, HB 1343 prohibits state agencies from entering into contract agreements with contractors who knowingly employ illegal aliens and requires prospective contractors use E-Verify to ensure legal work status of all employees.
In 2008, SB 193 was passed requiring contractors with state contracts to use E-Verify. Georgia SB 529 - Passed in 2006, SB 529 requires public employers, contractors and subcontractors with 500 or more employees to participate in E-Verify for all new employees, effective July 1, 2007.
HB 646 requires private employers to either use E-Verify or check multiple forms of identification from the new hire, which must be kept on file.
The bill states that employers that chose to use E-Verify to check the status of new hires have acted in "good faith" and are protected from prosecution. David Ogema, HB 4355 would require that state and local government offices, and agencies that refer employees to those offices, verify new hires through E-Verify.
The law applied to all employees hired after January 1, 2007 except for local education agencies which was March 1, 2007.
HB 36 - Passed in 2011, HB 36 requires all employers with more than 6 employees to use E-Verify.
If a court finds that a business knowingly employed someone not authorized to work, the company’s business permit and licenses shall be suspended for 14 days.
Upon the first violation, the state may terminate contracts and bar the company from doing business with the state for 3 years.
Upon the second violation, the state may permanently debar the company from doing business with the state.
Nebraska L 403 - Passed in 2009, LB403 requires state and local governments and contractors to use E-Verify effective October 1, 2009.
It provides an automated link to federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.