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§ 1312. Status Verification System--Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General Provisions

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. Discrimination in Employment
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 1312
§ 1312. Status Verification System--Definitions
As used in Sections 6 and 7 of this act:1
1. “Status Verification System” means an electronic system operated by the federal government, through which an authorized official of an agency of the State of Oklahoma or of a political subdivision therein may make an inquiry, by exercise of authority delegated pursuant to Section 1373 of Title 8 of the United States Code, to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within the jurisdiction of the agency for any purpose authorized by Section 7 of this act. The Status Verification System shall be deemed to include:
a. the electronic verification of work authorization program of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996, P.L. 104-208, Division C, Section 403(a); 8 U.S.C., Section 1324a, and operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, known as the Basic Pilot Program,
b. any equivalent federal program designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or any other federal agency authorized to verify the work eligibility status of newly hired employees, pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), D.L. 99-603,
c. any other independent, third-party system with an equal or higher degree of reliability as the programs, systems, or processes described in this paragraph, or
d. the Social Security Number Verification Service, or such similar online verification process implemented by the United States Social Security Administration;
2. “Public employer” means every department, agency, or instrumentality of the state or a political subdivision of the state;
3. “Subcontractor” means a subcontractor, contract employee, staffing agency, or any contractor regardless of its tier; and
4. “Unauthorized alien” means an alien as defined in Section 1324a(h)(3) of Title 8 of the United States Code.


Laws 2007, c. 112, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Title 25, §§ 1312 and 1313.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 1312, OK ST T. 25 § 1312
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 90 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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