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Posted: 3/15/2006 5:29:17 AM EDT
Please take a minute to email your elected reps if you support or even oppose these. We have to get our employees (the reps) working for us again in this state!

1. You can read more about the bills here then clicking on "legislation" on the lefthand side. Then type "sb2877" (no space between sb & 2877) for example and it will bring up all the info on that bill.

2. If you don't know who your state representatives are, go here.

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SB2928


SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 58-2-107, is amended by adding the
following language as a new appropriately designated subsection:
(l) During any state of emergency, major disaster or natural disaster, the state, a
political subdivision or a public official may not impose additional restrictions on the
lawful possession, transfer, sale, transport, carrying, storage, display or use of firearms
and ammunition or firearm or ammunition components.


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Bill Summary for *SB2426 / HB3229

This bill would authorize the commissioner of safety to negotiate an agreement with the United States department of justice or the federal department of homeland security concerning enforcement of federal immigration and customs laws by local officers. The commissioner of safety would designate training and certification pursuant to this agreement for those appropriate Tennessee highway patrol employees. Upon such certification, a trained highway patrol officer would be authorized to enforce federal immigration and customs laws while performing within the scope of the officer's authorized duties.

Funding for this training would be provided pursuant to the federal Homeland Security Appropriation Act of 2006 or by subsequent federal funding sources.

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Bill Summary for SB3123 / *HB2903

Present law authorizes the department of safety to issue a certificate for driving to persons whose presence in the United States has been authorized by the federal government for a specific purpose and for a specified period of authorized stay. This certificate for driving is valid only during the period of the applicant's authorized stay in the United States for a minimum period of one year and a maximum of five years.

The department may also issue a certificate for driving for no more than one year to a person who does not meet the above requirements for authorized stay in the United States and who has no proof of U.S. citizenship or residency.

This bill eliminates the issuance of certificates of driving.
This bill allows issuance of a one-year driver license to persons whose presence in the United States has been authorized by the federal government. The fee for such license would be the same as that fee for a five-year Class D license and the license would be renewable annually, but the license would be valid only during the period of time the applicant is authorized to stay in the United States.

Certificates for driving issued prior to the effective date of this bill would remain valid until expiration, unless sooner canceled, suspended, or revoked. Any person issued a certificate for driving and who continues to be eligible for such certificate would receive a driver license as provided in this bill upon renewal or reapplication.

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Bill Summary for SB2877 / *HB2815

This bill imposes criminal penalties at the state level on persons who employ illegal aliens.

This bill makes it a Class E felony, punishable only by a fine not to exceed $10,000, to knowingly employ an illegal alien.

It would be a Class A misdemeanor, punishable only by a fine not to exceed $2,500, to recklessly employ an illegal alien. A person recklessly employs an illegal alien by requesting, receiving, and documenting lawful resident verification information before commencement of employment, which information later proves to be falsified.

A person does not knowingly or recklessly employ an illegal alien if such person verifies the immigrant status of the employee prior to employment by using the federal work authorization verification service provided by the United States department of homeland security.

It would be a Class D felony, punishable only by a fine not to exceed $50,000, to knowingly encourage or induce an illegal alien to come into Tennessee for the purpose of employing such illegal alien.

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Bill Summary for SB3481 / *HB2867

This bill authorizes the state to act as a designated agent for the federal web basic pilot program, which is a system to verify a person's employment eligibility in regard to non-citizens. The commissioner of labor and workforce development would be the program administrator. All state governmental entities are required to participate in the program and no governmental entity is permitted to contract services from a non-participating private firm or enterprise.

After September 1, 2006, any employer registering with a county clerk or city official for a business license would be considered to have consented to have the department of labor and workforce development enroll such employer in the pilot program unless the applicant opts out by indicating such desire on the business license application. Any employer already licensed to do business with a designated county clerk or city official is authorized to choose to be enrolled in the department.

Any private employer is authorized to terminate its participation in the program at any time by submitting a signed form to the department, which form would be made part of the permanent state archives searchable online by the general public.

Any employer taking part in the program is required to display basic pilot notices as determined by the department of homeland security, as well as a sticker indicating participation, in a prominent place clearly visible to prospective employees.

No employer or representative who participates in the program would be civilly or criminally liable for the good faith discharge of an individual following final confirmation that the person is not work authorized. Also, no such employer would be liable for knowingly creating a public or private nuisance or for knowingly creating dangerous or unsafe conditions by refusing to employ an ineligible individual.

Any costs incurred by the state in the funding of the program would be weighed against any increase in state revenue that could be attributable to the program due to a reduction in the "off the books" economy. The program would be reviewed by the comptroller of the treasury or the commissioner of labor and workforce development, with findings to be presented to the governor and each member of the general assembly.

This act would take effect upon becoming a law for rulemaking purposes and on September 1, 2006, for all other purposes. This bill would be repealed on November 1, 2008.

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 2:03:51 PM EDT
Dont forget the one that lets you keep your gun in your car while at work! I dont have the # handy but its out there.
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