Bill Text - HB1168 (2014)

Relative to employer documentation of worker eligibility to work in the United States.


Revision: June 15, 2014, midnight

HB 1168 – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

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HOUSE BILL 1168

AN ACT relative to employer documentation of worker eligibility to work in the United?States.

SPONSORS: Rep. C. Rice, Merr 27

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill requires employers to obtain and maintain documentation of an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT relative to employer documentation of worker eligibility to work in the United?States.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Employment of Undocumented Workers Prohibited. Amend RSA 275-A:4-a to read as follows:

275-A:4-a Employment of [Illegal Aliens] Undocumented Workers Prohibited. No employer may employ [an alien whom the employer knows is not a citizen of the United States and not in possession of Form I-151, Alien Registration Receipt Card or any other document issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or the Attorney General of the United States which authorizes him to work] any employee without obtaining documentation showing the employee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The employer shall maintain such documentation for the period required by federal law. Acceptable documentation of eligibility to work in the United States shall include documents required by federal law or supporting documentation that satisfies the requirement of federal law.

2 Labor; Civil Penalties. Amend RSA 273:11-a, III(g) to read as follows:

(g) Failure to comply with RSA 275-A:4-a regarding [illegal aliens] undocumented workers.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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