The Kansas House of Representatives sent a bill back to committee after it was amended to require state agencies and most employers that do business with the state to use E-Verify. The amendment would have required any business with a state contract worth more than $50,000 to use the workplace verification system.
Democrat state Rep. Ann Mah offered the amendment to an unrelated piece of legislation on the House floor. The chamber voted to send the bill back to committee after adoption of the amendment.
"We've been vetting this thing for nine years," Rep. Mah told the Topeka Capital-Journal.
As a result of the House floor action on Wednesday, the Federal and State Affairs Committee will likely take up the legislation on Monday.
Read the full story in The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Updated: Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 @ 1:23pm EDT