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HB 1723 Resettlement of refugees; notice to localities, the Sec. of the Commonwealth, and General Assembly.

Introduced by: Richard L. Anderson | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Resettlement of refugees; notice to localities, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the General Assembly.Provides that any public or private entity in the Commonwealth that proposes to enter into a contractual agreement with the federal government that would result in the acceptance and resettlement of refugees or persons not lawfully present in the United States shall first notify in writing the chief elected official of all local governments where such persons may be resettled, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Rules. Such written notice shall be given at least 30 days prior to the signing of any such agreement. The purpose of this bill is for notification purposes only and grants no authority to localities or the Commonwealth to either approve or disapprove any such proposed resettlement.


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