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Victims and Witnesses – U Nonimmigrant Status – Certification of Victim Helpfulness

Sponsored by:

Senator Ramirez


In the Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Synopsis:Authorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim of qualifying criminal activity or the victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification if the victim has been helpful in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity; providing the circumstances under which a victim shall be considered to be helpful for purposes of the Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Ramirez, Madaleno, and Manno
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: SB0616 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Rights Commission
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Human Services, Department of
Immigrants and Citizenship -see also- Residency
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Public Officials -see also- Atty Gen; Compt; Coun Admin; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
State's Attorneys
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
(11-930, 11-931)

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April 23, 2018 9:05 A.M.