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H.R.1772: Legal Workforce Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Lamar Smith, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 33 (1 Democrat, 32 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 16, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Legal Workforce Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require an employer to attest, during the specified verification period for recruiting or hiring, and under penalty of perjury, that the employer has verified that an individual is not an unauthorized alien by:

  • obtaining and recording the individual's Social Security account number or a Department of Homeland Services (DHS)-established identification or authorization number, and
  • examining specified documents that establish such individual's identity and employment authorization.

Authorizes DHS to prohibit or restrict the use of documents it finds unreliable.

Requires an individual to attest, under penalty of perjury, that he or she is a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the United States.

Requires an employer to:

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 16, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 508.
Dec. 16, 2014 Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
Dec. 16, 2014 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Dec. 16, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-677, Part I.
June 26, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 9.
June 26, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 25, 2013 Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Discharged.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
May 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary