LD 1077 LR 1426(01)
An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents by Requiring the Use of the Federal Immigration Verification System
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. DeVeau of Caribou
Committee: Labor and Housing
Fiscal Note Required: No
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
No fiscal impact
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
This bill requires an employer to register with and use the federal immigration verification system (E-Verify) to determine the work eligibility status of new employees. There is no penalty for not using E-Verify, but it's use can be used as an affirmative defense to prosecution for certain other violations. No cost implications are anticipated for the court system.