View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD0020.009.DOCX to Bill 20 Senator Knotts proposed the following amendment to the Committee Report (JUD0020.009):

Amend the Committee Report, as and if amended, page [20-14], before line 13, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/     SECTION     __.     Chapter 13, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 17-13-170.     (A)     It is unlawful for a person who has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of federal law to come to, enter, or remain in this State.
    (B)     It is unlawful for a person who has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of federal law to seek, apply for, or perform employment in this State.
    (C)     A person who violates this section:
        (1)     for a first offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for one year;
        (2)     for a second offense, is guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for three years; and
        (3)     for a third or subsequent offense, is guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for five years.
No part of the sentence may be suspended nor may probation be granted.
    (D)     Any law enforcement agency in this State may establish a special illegal immigration division within the agency to investigate violations of this section."         /

    Renumber sections to conform
    Amend title to conform.