CRC - 2017                                COMMISSIONER AMENDMENT
       Proposal No. P 29
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: 2/WD           .                                
             03/20/2018 04:46 PM       .                                

       Commissioner Newsome moved the following:
    1         CRC Substitute for Amendment (364328) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the proposal clause
    5  and insert:
    6         A new section is added to Article X of the State
    7  Constitution to read:
    8                              ARTICLE X                            
    9                            MISCELLANEOUS                          
   11  unauthorized alien may not work in the state contrary to federal
   12  immigration law.
   13         (a) All employers, both public and private, after making an
   14  offer of employment for every new employee in the state of
   15  Florida, shall verify that the employee is authorized to work
   16  through the federal E-Verify Program, or any successor program
   17  designated by the federal government, for verification that an
   18  employee is an authorized worker.
   19         (b) The Florida Department of Business and Professional
   20  Regulation (DBPR), or its successor agency, shall develop and
   21  implement a statewide random auditing program to inspect
   22  employers for compliance with this section. If, during such
   23  inspections, the DBPR finds an employer has failed to fully
   24  comply with the section, the DBPR shall allow thirty days for
   25  the employer found in violation to comply with this section. If,
   26  after thirty days, the employer is not in full compliance with
   27  this section, the DBPR shall suspend the employer's business
   28  license until the employer is in compliance with the section.
   29         (c) The legislature shall pass all legislation necessary to
   30  implement this section prior to December 31, 2019.
   31         (d) After January 1, 2020, any employer who has actual or
   32  constructive knowledge that another employer has not complied
   33  with the section has legal standing and the right to bring a
   34  private cause of action to seek injunctive relief and other
   35  damages against any such employer who has hired the unauthorized
   36  worker.
   38  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete everything before the proposal clause
   41  and insert:
   42                        A proposal to create                       
   43         A new section of Article X of the State Constitution
   44         to prohibit unauthorized aliens from working in the
   45         state, to require a mandatory verification of
   46         employment eligibility, to require a random statewide
   47         auditing program, and provide a private cause of
   48         action for enforcement.