(Another one of these ... yah!)
State Rep. Dave Agema, a Republican from Grandville and sometime consultant for the tool and die business, is the sponsor of HB 4355 - the Public Contract and Employment Eligibility Verification Act - which would require Michigan employers, with public contracts, to use an electronic verification system to verify that their workers are legit.
Says Rep. Agema: "The job market is very tight and could be getting tighter, so there's a lot of competition for the work that is available. Michigan needs to take steps to ensure that people here legally can feed their families and pay their bills."
Last year the bill passed through the committee process, but no date yet (C'mon, House Speaker Dillon. Get going.) for when it will be voted on by the Full House.