22′ HB2309/SB2464 – Freeman/Reeves

Bill Description

State Government - As enacted, adds to the Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act that a public benefit does not include a professional or commercial license for purposes of the citizenship verification requirement; specifies that to be eligible for a professional or commercial license, an applicant must show that the applicant is either a United States citizen or authorized under federal law to work in the United States as verified by the SAVE program.

TLRC Position

Bad bill - Allows illegal immigrants, violators of our immigration laws, to obtain professional licenses in Tennessee.

TLRC Observed Process

Passed narrowly in the house and senate with the help of moderate republicans.  We should not be incentivizing illegal immigration.


Vote Result: Passed

Score: -1

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