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HB20-1241:Issue Professional License Lawful United States Presence

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: HB20-1241
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: A. Benavidez / C. Kipp /N. Todd / R. Rodriguez


The bill requires the Colorado supreme court to issue a license to
practice law and the department of education to issue a teacher license if,
in either situation, the license applicant otherwise meets the licensing
requirements and:
• The person has a current and valid employment
authorization document issued by the United States
citizenship and immigration services;
• The person is lawfully present in the United States; and
• The person was issued a social security number by the
United States social security administration.

Current Status:

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (03/02/2020)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/28/20)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/31/20)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/26/2020)

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