HR 256 - The resolution would have proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Georgia to bar undocumented immigrants from the following: receiving any public services provided by the state, receiving any publicly funded health care services provided by the state, accessing public elementary and secondary schools of the state, and attending any public postsecondary institution of the state. The resolution would have presented the proposed constitutional amendment to Georgia voters for ratification or rejection. SB 169 - The bill would have prohibited any department, agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the State of Georgia from entering into a contract or subcontract for services unless the contract stipulated that the people performing the services are citizens or nationals of the United States (U.S.) or noncitizens authorized under federal immigration law to work. The bill also would have provided an administrative remedy for any person injured by a contractor's failure to stipulate in the contract that only citizens or those legally authorized to work in the U.S. would perform services. Those injured could file a written administrative complaint with the offending agency, which would have issued a final written administrative response. The bill would have applied to all contracts executed on or after July 1, 2005. SB 171 - The bill would have prohibited any individual who is not a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien, whose terms of admission or lawful presence in the U.S. permit enrollment in an institution of postsecondary education, from enrolling in or pursuing an accredited course of study at any institution in the University System of Georgia. The bill would have applied to all applicants and students on or after July 1, 2005. SB 336 - The bill would have established the Georgia Fair Employment Act, which would have made it an unfair business practice in Georgia for an employer to discharge any U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident when, on the date of discharge, the employer employed an undocumented worker. The bill would have provided the discharged employee a private cause of action against the employer for unfair trade practice. The bill also would have prohibited compensation provided to any undocumented worker from being a business expense deduction from any income or business taxes. The State would have suspended the certificate of incorporation of any corporation operating in Georgia in violation of the Act. The bill also would have mandated that any business awarded a contract or grant by the state must enroll and participate in the Basic Pilot Program operated by the Department of Homeland Security. SB 170 - The bill would have enabled the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety (DMVS) to verify any claim of legal domicile or residence in the state. The bill also would have authorized any agency or political subdivision that discovered a person who failed to establish lawful presence in the U.S. to report the person to the DMVS and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SB 172 - The bill would have prohibited the DMVS from issuing an original license, permit, or special identification card to undocumented immigrants. The bill also would have authorized the DMVS to issue a temporary license, permit, or special identification card valid only during the period of time the applicant was authorized to stay in the U.S. or for a period of one year if there was no definite end to the alien's authorized stay. The renewal of the temporary license, permit, or special identification card could have occurred only if the applicant presented valid proof that the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security extended the alien's status. The bill would have applied to all licenses, permits, or special identification cards issued on or after July 1, 2005.
Susan S. Blum,
The Following Article Addresses a Package of Immigration Bills That Would Have Affected a Variety of Titles in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol22/iss1/15