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2017 SESSION

17102612D
HOUSE BILL NO. 2002
Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled January 10, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-214.4, relating to refugee and immigrant resettlements; annual report.
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Patron-- Poindexter
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Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-214.4 as follows:

63.2-214.4. Refugee and other immigrant resettlements; report.

All nonprofit resettlement agencies and their local affiliates that provide refugee or other immigrant resettlement services, including the provision of services through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, 45 C.F.R. Part 400, in the Commonwealth shall annually report to the Department. The report shall include nonidentifying information regarding (i) the total number of individuals resettled in Virginia by such nonprofit resettlement agency or affiliate; (ii) the locality in which each individual was placed; (iii) the age, gender, and national origin of each individual; and (iv) whether each individual was placed through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and, if so, the eligibility status of such individuals, including refugee, asylee, special immigrant visa holders, Cuban and Haitian entrants, or other eligibility status. The Department shall collate and annually submit such information to the Governor and the General Assembly.