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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3326         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2819

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ryan C. Fattman

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3326        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2819

By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2819) of Ryan C. Fattman and others for legislation relative to the penalty for employers who knowingly falsify employment or citizenship documents.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  The General Laws are hereby amended in chapter 149, by inserting, after section 19C, the following new section:

              Section 19D. It shall be unlawful for an employer to knowingly falsify employment or citizenship documents of any alien in the commonwealth. Any employer who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in jail for not more than 30 days, or both.  If the employer has been previously convicted by a court of the commonwealth or any other jurisdiction of a like offense preceding the date of the commission of the offense for which the employer is convicted, the employer shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,500 or by imprisonment in jail for not more than 3 months, or both.  If the employer has been previously convicted by a court of the commonwealth or any other jurisdiction of a like offense two times preceding the date of the commission of the offense for which the employer is convicted, the employer shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000 and by imprisonment in jail for not less than 6 months.

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