View Amendment Current Amendment: 1A to Bill 3243

Senators KIMBRELL, BENNETT, and GARRETT proposed the following amendment (3243R003.SP.JK):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 40-1-35.A person who:

(1) has a current and valid employment authorization approved by federal immigration authorities;

( 2)came to the United States before reaching his eighteenth birthday;

( 3)has continuously and presently resided in the United States since initially arriving in the country;

( 4)was physically present within the United States at the time a request was made for consideration of deferred action with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;

( 5)has not been convicted of a felony or three or more misdemeanors; and

( 6)does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

shall be eligible for occupational or professional licensure under the provisions of this title provided all other applicable occupational or professional requirements are met."

SECTION2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /