UPDATE: The bill failed in committee, for now.
I have been told that Senator Patricia Jones’ SB 113 has been let out of committee. SB113, titled “Delayed Effective Date for Illegal Immigration Legislation” would do exactly what it says. It would delay the implementation of last year’s SB81, and, more likely, effectively kill SB81.
I had warned about this type of move by a non-election year legislature. Although SB 81 only holds small steps (note my warning there, too) towards addressing identity theft and illegal immigration, certain legislators and their illegal immigrant and illegal labor-using lobbies would still like to stop the bill. This should come as no surprise, given the recent vote on accepting identity theft for students using our tax-funded Universities. Despite, legal US workers being laid off of their jobs and having trouble finding another, some legislators seem to think it is more important to protect illegal workers ability to obtain work etc, even if it means ripping off another’s identity.