Colorado Rights Blog

SB21-077: Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing

Bill Number: SB21-077
Year: 2021
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: A. Benavidez/C. Kipp/J. Gonzales


The bill eliminates the requirement that the department of education and each division, board, or agency of the department of regulatory agencies verify the lawful presence of each applicant before issuing or renewing a license. The bill also specifies that lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any license, certificate, or registration.

The bill affirmatively states that the bill is a state law within the meaning of the federal law that gives states authority to provide for eligibility for state and local public benefits to persons who are unlawfully residing in the United States.

Current Status:

First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments (04/30/2021)
Governor Signed (05/27/2021)

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