January 1, 1970
No state-wide E-Verify requirement
February 2, 2009
If implemented, the Measure would require all county employers to use E-Verify and would make it illegal for any employer in Columbia County to knowingly or intentionally hire unauthorized aliens. The Measure sets out a system of penalties and procedures for enforcement.
Penalties for Non-Compliance
First violation – $10,000 fine.
Second violation – Columbia County Board of Commissioners must seek to revoke the employer’s business licenses and permits.