SB 1143 Illegal aliens; eligibility for state and local public benefits.
Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Public benefits; proof of legal presence. Provides that no person who is not a U.S. citizen or legally present in the United States is eligible for any state or local public benefits. The bill defines state and local benefits, and sets forth a series of exceptions to this eligibility rule.  The bill also requires applicants for state or local assistance to provide proof of being in the United States legally and establishes a process for temporary receipt of benefits when applicants cannot provide such proof.  In addition, the bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2006 and requires affected state agencies to cooperate with agencies of local government to develop a system to facilitate verification of legal presence.  This bill is identical to HB 1798.

Full text:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056177732  pdf | impact statement
02/03/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 053682732-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053698204-H1  pdf
03/02/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 059615732-S2  pdf
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1143ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/05/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/12/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056177732
01/12/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/02/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub (12-Y 3-N)
02/03/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 053682732-S1
02/04/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Read second time
02/07/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 053682732-S1
02/07/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1143S1
02/08/05  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/08/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
02/08/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (29-Y 11-N)
02/08/05  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  Senate: Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
02/08/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (28-Y 12-N)
02/08/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/11/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/11/05  House: Read first time
02/11/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #3...
02/17/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (19-Y 1-N)
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053698204-H1
02/21/05  House: Read second time
02/22/05  House: Read third time
02/22/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053698204-H1
02/22/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1143H1
02/22/05  House: Pending question ordered
02/22/05  House: Passed House with substitute (81-Y 17-N)
02/22/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 17-N)
02/22/05  House: Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/22/05  House: Passed House with substitute (78-Y 19-N)
02/22/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (78-Y 19-N)
02/23/05  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N)
02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (0-Y 38-N)
02/24/05  House: House insisted on substitute
02/24/05  House: House requested conference committee
02/24/05  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Hanger, O'Brien, Lambert
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Albo, McDougle, Barlow
02/26/05  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (85-Y 12-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 12-N)
03/02/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 059615732-S2
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1143ER)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 867 (effective 1/1/06)
04/05/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)