We weren’t there, but we’re told that the Senate Judiciary Committee today passed out HB 87, the immigration bill sponsored by state Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City.
The vote was 5-4, and included state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, who was brought as an ex officio member to assure passage.
A very, very quick look indicates they kept many of the bill’s features, but pulled the penalties on businesses that fail to use the E-Verify database to screen out hires who aren’t legal residents.
Check out the changes for yourself here. Please feel free to add any observations below.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider