PROPONENT TESTIMONY FOR OHIO SB 35 & SB 150
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
BEGINS AT 10 AM- ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE
IT IS VITAL FOR MANY OF US TO ATTEND THIS HEARING
Each person who testifies next Tuesday is to bring thirty copies of their testimony.
Senator Hughes office asks that we keep it as brief as possible - five minutes or less. It was suggested that we actually make it four minutes or less and then it gives us an opportunity to ask if they have any questions.
They have started a new procedure - they ask us when we arrive to sign in and after our signature they would like us to put an estimate for the length of time of our testimony.
SENATE BILL 35 sponsored by Senators Bill Seitz (R - Cincinnati) and Jimmy Stewart (R - Albany) would mandate that the Ohio Attorney General pursue a memorandum of agreement with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to deputize Ohio law enforcement officers as immigration enforcement officers. This would provide for the enforcement of both criminal and civil violations of immigration law. This memorandum agreement is commonly referred to as a 287(g) program.
The bill language below is also available at: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_35
SENATE BILL 150 sponsored by Senator Gary Cates (R-West Chester), would provide that a board of county commissioners may direct a sheriff to take custody of persons who are being detained for deportation or who are charged with criminal violations of immigration law and to expressly authorize state and local employees and county sheriffs to render assistance to federal immigration officials in the investigation and enforcement of federal immigration law. Senate Bill 150 is a reintroduction of the last general assembly's Senate Bill 260, which contained the same provisions. The bill text is currently in the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.
The text is available at: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_150.
Senator Jim Hughes R
Senator Jimmy Stewart R
Senator Teresa Fedor D
Ray Miller D
Senator John Carey R
Senator Kevin Coughlin R
Senator Timothy Grendell R
Senator Bill Seitz R
Senator Nina Turner D
If you are unable to attend, please call, e-mail or fax your support for these Bills.
Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio