California Assembly Bill 450 Summary
California Assembly Bill 450 mandates non-cooperative behavior between employers within the state of California and federal immigration authorities. It also imposes civil penalties on employers who voluntarily assist federal immigration authorizes.
- Prohibits employers from voluntarily allowing federal immigration agents to enter any areas of the employer’s property that aren’t held open to the public: instead, the employer must require a warrant signed by a judge
- Prohibits employers from voluntarily allowing federal immigration agents to access, view or obtain any of the employer’s employee records: instead, the employer must require either a subpoena or a warrant signed by a judge
- Requires employers to provide 72-hour written posted notice in advance of any immigration agency inspection of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms or other employment records, as well as another written notice to individual employees of the results of the inspection, the time period for correcting any deficiencies, and the employee’s right to representation in any meeting with the employer
- Forbids employers from re-verifying the employment eligibility of their employees except when required by federal law
- Imposes civil penalties of $2000-$5000 for a first violation and $5000-10,000 for each subsequent violation
- 2/13/17 filed by Assemblyman David Chiu
- 5/31/17 passed by the Assembly
- 9/12/17 passed by the Senate
- 10/5/17 signed by Governor Brown
Learn more about why the sanctuary policies AB 450 adopts are harmful and dangerous.