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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 911
Georgia Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to enact the "Georgia Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act"; to provide a short title; to state legislative findings; to amend Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections, so as to require proof of citizenship to register to vote; to amend Title 49 of the O.C.G.A., relating to social services, so as to provide that in order to receive certain public assistance benefits an applicant must provide proof that the applicant is a United States citizen or, if not a United States citizen, is lawfully present in the United States under federal law; to provide for temporary benefits to be paid in cases where the applicant cannot provide proof at the time of application; to provide for administrative procedure and civil remedies; to require certain state agencies to cooperate with local governments and the United States Department of Homeland Security to develop a system for verifying lawful presence in the United States; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/09/2006 - House Second Readers
Mar/31/2005 - House First Readers
Mar/29/2005 - House Hopper