HB1098 - Indiana

Aliens, Attorney General, Law Enforcement  

  • Illegal immigrant matters. Requires the superintendent of the state police department to negotiate terms of a memorandum of understanding concerning a pilot project for the enforcement of federal immigration and customs laws. Prohibits an employer from knowingly employing, after June 30, 2010, an unauthorized alien. Authorizes the attorney general to: (1) investigate a complaint that an employer knowingly employed an unauthorized alien; and (2) notify United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the department of labor (department) under certain conditions. Authorizes the department to initiate administrative proceedings against an employer for knowingly employing an unauthorized alien. Requires employers to verify the employment eligibility of an employee through the federal employment verification pilot program. Prohibits the department from initiating an administrative proceeding against an employer that verifies the employment authorization of an employed individual through the pilot program. Establishes an affirmative defense if the employer complied in good faith with the federal employment verification requirements. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor to file a complaint, knowing the complaint is false or frivolous, with the attorney general. Prohibits a governmental body from enacting an ordinance, resolution, rule, or policy that prohibits or limits another governmental body from sending, receiving, maintaining, or exchanging information on the citizenship or immigration status of an individual. Prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from entering into or renewing a public contract for services with a contractor if the state agency or political subdivision knows that the
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