ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Fourth Legislature, Second Regular Session
restrictions prohibited; immigration laws; enforcement
Subject to voter approval, constitutionally prohibits a county, city or town from limiting or restricting the enforcement of state and federal immigration laws.
Statute prohibits an official or agency of the state, or a county, city, town or other political subdivision to limit or restrict the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law (A.R.S. § 11-1051(A)). In addition, there are various state-related immigration laws in Arizona. These laws range from prohibiting employers from knowingly employing unauthorized aliens to verifying immigration status in the administration of public benefits (A.R.S. §§ 23-212 and 46-140.01).
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.
1. Prohibits a county, city or town from limiting or restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws and state-related immigration laws.
2. Requires the Secretary of State to submit the proposition to the voters at the next general election.
3. Becomes effective if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor.
Prepared by Senate Research
February 11, 2020