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S 0324 - Prohibits workers from obtaining a SC drivers' license with a matricula consular card

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: George Campsen (R)
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits workers from obtaining a SC drivers' license if the worker's only proof of identification is a matricula consular card or a substantially similar document issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.

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S 0324 General Bill, By Campsen
Summary: Verification of a person's lawful presence in US
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-14-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYERS VERIFY THE EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION OF ALL NEW EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE THAT A WORKER IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD IF THE WORKER'S ONLY PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION IS A MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD OR A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A CONSULATE OR EMBASSY OF ANOTHER COUNTRY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-29-10, RELATING TO THE VERIFICATION OF A PERSON'S LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES BY AN AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT ACCEPT A MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD OR A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A CONSULATE OR AN EMBASSY OF ANOTHER COUNTRY AS PROOF OF A PERSON'S LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-101-430, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF AN ALIEN UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES FROM ATTENDING A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE SHALL NOT ACCEPT A MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD OR A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A CONSULATE OR EMBASSY OF ANOTHER COUNTRY AS VERIFICATION OF A PERSON'S LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
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01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 185)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 185)



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