This page provides a summary of the six bills that
were blocked by House Speaker Marco Rubio.
Summary of the Bills
bills are a limited and reasonable response to
Florida's illegal immigration crisis. Some of the
six bills have duplicate provisions.
Here are a few highlights of the bills ( * =
FLIMEN priority bill):
verification of immigration status of persons confined
for DUI or BUI. It should be noted that HB 73
would not require E-verify for private
contractors as Arizona now requires.
This bill is a version of the
successful Oklahoma bill. This comprehensive bill
would require contractors to state and local
governments to use the E-verify system.
* - Requires E-verify for contractors to
state and local governments. Requires
agencies & political subdivisions of state to verify
lawful presence in U.S. of persons who have applied for
state or local public benefits, or for federal public
benefits, that are administered by agency or political
HB 571 -
Requires law enforcement officers and others to report
to Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of U.S.
Department of Homeland Security suspected illegal
aliens arrested, detained, or convicted of felony;
requires law enforcement agencies to inform each law
enforcement officer of duty to cooperate with federal
officials concerning federal immigration laws.
HB 577 -
Requires reclassification of felony or misdemeanor for
second or subsequent offense by illegal or undocumented
alien unlawfully in US after deportation; provides for
severity ranking; defines "illegal or undocumented
alien"; requires DOC to provide ICE certain information
concerning inmates suspected of being illegal or
undocumented; requires DOC to transfer illegal or
undocumented aliens to ICE upon completion of sentence;
provides for DOC transfer of illegal or undocumented
aliens voluntarily choosing to return to country of
* - Requires E-verify,
requires law enforcement officers to report unlawfully
present felons to ICE; seeks federal
reimbursement, requires proof of legality to obtain
Florida benefits, prohibits illegal alien hiring
halls, and prohibits sanctuary cities.
HB 1247 -
Requires DOC & administrator of each county or
municipal detention facility to train personnel
processing inmates in identification of false or
fraudulent immigration status documentation & other
indicators of illegal presence in US; requires
examination of each incoming inmate's immigration
status; requires notification of federal officials
whenever it is suspected that inmate is not in country
April 16, 2008