Colorado Rights Blog

SB023: Fair And Legal Employ Coloradans Act

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: SB023
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Sen. Schultheis; Rep. Lambert


Requires all nongovernmental employers in the state to participate in the federal e-verify program for all newly hired employees. Prohibits an employer from intentionally or knowingly employing an unauthorized alien, and immediate termination of an employee for whom the employer receives a final notice of non-confirmation of work eligibility through the e-verify program. Sets penalties for non-compliance. Defines as a discriminatory or unfair employment practice the refusal to hire or termination from employment of a United States citizen or permanent resident alien while hiring or retaining an unauthorized alien in the same type of job when the employer knew or should have known that the person was an unauthorized alien.

Read the bill here.

Current Status:

02/09/2009 Postponed Indefinitely in Senate State Affairs Committee

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