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HB 571

1
A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to illegal aliens; providing definitions;
3requiring law enforcement officers, sheriffs, chief
4correctional officers, and clerks of the circuit court to
5report to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office
6of the United States Department of Homeland Security
7suspected illegal aliens who are arrested, detained, or
8convicted of a felony; requiring law enforcement agencies
9to provide written notice to each law enforcement officer
10of the officer's duty to cooperate with federal officials
11with regards to federal immigration laws; requiring the
12Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Law
13Enforcement, and all state and local law enforcement
14agencies to vigorously pursue all opportunities to collect
15federal funds to which the state may be entitled for the
16reimbursement of moneys spent to enforce federal
17immigration laws; providing an effective date.
18
19Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
20
21     Section 1.  Illegal aliens; reporting to federal
22officials.--
23     (1)  As used in this section, the term:
24     (a)  "County or municipal detention facility" has the same
25meaning as in s. 951.23, Florida Statutes.
26     (b)  "Law enforcement officer" has the same meaning as in
27s. 943.10, Florida Statutes.
28     (c)  "Law enforcement agency" means any agency or unit of
29government which has authority to employ or appoint law
30enforcement officers.
31     (2)(a)  If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to
32believe that a person arrested for a felony offense is not
33legally present in the United States, the officer shall report
34that person to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of
35the United States Department of Homeland Security.
36     (b)  If a person arrested for a felony offense is detained
37in a county or municipal detention facility and the sheriff or
38chief correctional officer reasonably believes that the person
39is not legally present in the United States, the sheriff or
40chief correctional officer shall report that person to the
41Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of the United States
42Department of Homeland Security.
43     (c)  A judge of the circuit court shall direct the clerk of
44the circuit court to notify the Immigration and Customs
45Enforcement office of the United States Department of Homeland
46Security when a suspected alien has been convicted of or pleaded
47guilty to a felony.
48     (3)(a)  Each law enforcement agency shall provide written
49notice to its law enforcement officers of each officer's duty to
50cooperate with federal officials with regards to enforcing
51federal laws governing immigration.
52     (b)  Each law enforcement agency shall provide written
53confirmation to the Department of Law Enforcement by March 1 of
54each year that it has provided the notice to each officer
55employed by the agency.
56     (4)  The Office of the Attorney General, the Department of
57Law Enforcement, and all state and local law enforcement
58agencies shall vigorously pursue all opportunities to collect
59all federal funds to which the state may be entitled for the
60reimbursement of moneys spent to enforce federal immigration
61laws.
62     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.


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