HB 29 – Verification of Immigration Status – SAVE

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow); Rep. Harry Warren (R-Rowan); Rep. Larry Yarborough (R-Granville, Person); Rep. Mike Clampitt (R-Haywood, Jackson, Swain)


This bill would require that all state agencies, state agency licensing boards, and occupational licensing boards verify the immigration status of applicants for public benefits and utilize the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program provided by the Department of Homeland Security to verify the immigration status of applicants.

This bill would also permit any person residing in the State with reason to believe a state agency, state agency licensing board, or occupational licensing board is not complying with this requirement to bring an action for declaratory and injunctive relief.


Filed – 1/28/2021

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

-Judiciary 3

-State Government

-Rules, Calendar, Operation