26 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. [i] (2009-2010)

handle is hein.journals/gslr26 and id is 1 raw text is: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 26                     NUMBER 1                      FALL 2009
CONTENTS
STATE GOVERNMENT
Verification of Lawful Presence Within United States
Code Section. O.C.G.A.  13-10-91 (amended), 42-4-14 (amended),
50-36-1 (amended)
Bill Number: HB 2
Georgia Laws: 2009 Ga. Laws 970
Effective Date: January 1, 2010
Summary: The Act requires public employers to participate in a federal
work authorization program to verify lawful presence and employment
eligibility of all newly hired employees. Contractors who bid for public
work must also register with the federal work authorization program
and must verify related information regarding all new employees and
subcontractors. The Act also requires county and municipal jail
authorities to make an effort to determine the nationality of people
confined; regarding certain charges, the jailer must make an effort to
ensure that the prisoner has been lawfully admitted to the United States.
In addition, the Act requires state agencies to verify the lawful presence
within the United States of any applicant for public benefits ........................... I
EDUCATION
Amend Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20, Relating to the
Health of Students in Elementary and Secondary Education
Code Sections: O.C.G.A.  20-2-776 (new)
Bill Number: HB 229
Georgia Laws: 2009 Ga. Laws 10
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
Summary: The Act requires each local school system to conduct an
annual fitness assessment program of students in elementary and
secondary school during a course taught by a certified physical
education teacher in which the student is enrolled. Each local school
system must report the individual results of each fitness assessment to
the parent or guardian of each student assessed and the aggregate
results of the fitness assessments by school to the State Board of
Education. The State Board of Education shall adopt standards with
which to assess the student health and physical education and shall

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