Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1796 -- Employment of Illegal Aliens

Sponsor:  Kraus

This bill creates the felony crime of employing an illegal alien
when an employer knowingly or with criminal negligence hires an
illegal alien.

An employer found guilty of this crime will lose his or her
business license and be fined $1,000 to $50,000 for a first
offense; $5,000 to $100,000 for a second offense; and $10,000 to
$250,000 for a third offense.

The amount of the fine will be determined by certain factors

(1)  The percentage of the employer's workers found to be illegal

(2)  The degree of danger associated with the work the illegal
aliens were hired to perform; and

(3)  The degree of mistreatment of the illegal aliens by the

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