Legislation Resources

Pennsylvania has attempted to address immigration through the legislature to shape the system for the Commonwealth.

Below are all 51 bills that were introduced in the last 4 legislative sessions. Bills with an asterisk denote if there was a duplicate bill in the House/Senate in that session. No bills relating to immigration were signed into law in the last 5 years.

2019-2020:

HB 84

An Act prohibiting certain licensees from knowingly employing illegal aliens; and imposing sanctions

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HB 220

An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in-licensing of drivers, further providing for application for driver’s license or learner’s permit, providing for issuance of driver’s license or learner’s permit to undocumented resident; establishing the Undocumented Resident Driver’s License Services Administration Fund; and imposing penalties.

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HB 727

An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in trade and commerce, providing for the offense of unlawful employment of undocumented individuals and imposing a penalty.

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HB 877

An Act requiring construction industry employers to verify the Social Security numbers of all employees for purposes of wage reporting and employment eligibility; providing for powers and duties of the Department of Labor and Industry; prescribing sanctions; and establishing good faith immunity under certain circumstances

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HB 1170

An Act prohibiting the employment of unauthorized employees; requiring construction industry employers to verify the Social Security numbers of employees; and imposing penalties.

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HB 1191

An Act amending Title 24 (Education) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the role of institutions of higher education in immigration enforcement, for restrictions on immigration policies and for duties of the Department of Education.

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SB 35

An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for in-State tuition for undocumented individuals

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SB 70

An Act establishing the Office of New Americans and providing for its powers and duties; and establishing the Advisory Committee to Office of New Americans and providing for its powers, duties and membership

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