Legislation Killed in House Subcommittee Lowering E-Verify Threshold Would Have Reverted to State Law Between 2011 and 2016

A bill that was killed last week in the House Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee would have reverted to the threshold required for E-Verify in legislation signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam in 2011 and remained in effect until 2016.

Currently, employers are required under state law to use the E-Verify program to confirm work authorization status of their employees, but only if they have 50 or more employees.

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The Small Businesses with the Largest Increase in the Number of Employees Are Exempt from E-Verify

Tennessee small businesses that experienced the largest increases in the number of employees over the past five years are exempt from the requirement to ensure that their employees are not illegal aliens through the use of the federal government’s e-verification system.

At the federal level, E-Verify is a voluntary program.

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Complaint Filed Against State Sen. John Stevens for Misuse of Campaign Funds

A sworn complaint was filed against State Sen. John Stevens to the state’s Registry of Election Finance alleging the improper use of campaign funds for the August 6 Republican primary.

Stevens is finishing up his second term as senator for the state’s 24th district, having first been elected in 2012.  District 24 includes the counties of Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley.

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