Bill Status of HB0719  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Cynthia Soto - Edward J. Acevedo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/2/2005HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Immigrant Victim of Crime Reporting Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a program for investigation of all criminal complaints made by victims who are undocumented residents of the United States. Prohibits the Department from releasing to any other state or federal agency any identifying information about the victim or his or her family unless the victim provides written consent. Requires the Department to investigate the complaint even if the victim does not provide written consent for release of identifying information. Directs the Governor to petition the appropriate federal agency to obtain legal immigration status for the victim or any witness necessary to the investigation or prosecution of any violent crime or felony offense.

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/1/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/2/2005HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto