THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CREIGHTON, METCALFE, BAKER, BOBACK, BOYD, CLYMER, D. COSTA, DeLUCA, DENLINGER, EVERETT, FLECK, GEIST, GINGRICH, GOODMAN, GROVE, HARHART, HUTCHINSON, KAUFFMAN, LONGIETTI, METZGAR, MILLER, MUSTIO, O'NEILL, PERRY, PETRI, PYLE, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROCK, STERN, SWANGER, TALLMAN, VULAKOVICH, WATSON, GIBBONS, FARRY AND COX, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Providing for a memorandum of understanding between the
Commonwealth and the United States Department of Justice or
Department of Homeland Security.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Security and
Immigration Compliance Act.
Section 2. Law enforcement.
(a) Memorandum of understanding.--The Pennsylvania State
Police is authorized and directed to negotiate the terms of a
memorandum of understanding between the Commonwealth and the
United States Department of Justice or Department of Homeland
Security concerning the enforcement of Federal immigration and
customs laws, detention and removals and investigations in this
(b) Signatures.--The memorandum of understanding shall be
signed on behalf of the Commonwealth by the Commissioner of
Pennsylvania State Police and the Governor or as otherwise
required by the appropriate Federal agency.
(1) The Pennsylvania State Police shall designate
appropriate law enforcement officers to be trained pursuant
to the memorandum of understanding.
(2) The training shall be funded pursuant to the
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006
(Public Law 1009-90, 119 Stat. 2064) or any subsequent source
of Federal funding.
(3) The provisions of paragraph (1) may not be
implemented until the funding under paragraph (2) has been
(d) Enforcement.--A law enforcement officer certified as
trained in accordance with the memorandum of understanding shall
be authorized to enforce Federal immigration and customs laws
while performing within the scope of the officer's authorized
Section 20. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.