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IDENTITY VERIFICATION. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends Constitution to require Department of Justice to verify identity of applicants for driver's licenses or state or local public benefits; require providers of public benefits to verify lawfulness of applicant's presence in the United States; preclude state or local public benefits for any alien classified ineligible under federal law; require sponsors to reimburse state or local government for benefits paid to a sponsored alien; require schools to determine lawfulness of pupils' presence in the United States; require state and local agents and agencies to report suspected violations of immigration laws to federal authorities. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Increased costs to state and local governments (including schools) to verify citizenship or immigration status of students, parents, persons seeking health care and social services, and persons who are arrested. Annual costs could potentially be in the tens of millions of dollars to over $100 million. Potential savings to state and local governments (primarily counties), of over $100 million annually, due to reduced expenditures for certain public benefits.
Ron Prince, Post Office Box 5250, Buena Park, Ca 90622 (714) 899-9631
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Identity Verification. California Initiative 873 (1999).