Kentucky State House
Kentucky State House

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The Kentucky House approved an E-Verify bill (H.B.321) last week that would require government contractors to use E-Verify for all new hires. The bill passed the House 93-to-3 and moves to the Senate for its approval.

The bill's lead sponsor is Rep. Bob Damron, and contractors who violate the law, if passed, would face a five year ban from government contracts. The bill also includes contractors for local school districts.

Ten other states have passed E-Verify laws, and three others have Executive Orders in place requiring the use of E-Verify. Several other states have bills in the legislative process, including Virginia and Michigan.

See a map of states with mandatory E-Verify laws.

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Updated: Mon, Feb 15th 2010 @ 9:27am EST