CHAPTER 517

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 994

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES; AND PROHIBITING THE HIRING OF ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section I. Amend Chapter 7, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §705, which new section shall read as follows:

"§705. Illegal Aliens.

(a) No employer shall knowingly employ an alien who is riot entitled to lawful residence in the United States, if such employment would have an adverse effect on lawful resident workers.

(b) Any person found guilty of a violation of subsection (a) shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense.

(c) The foregoing provisions of this section shall not be a bar to any civil action against an employer based upon a violation of this section."

Approved July 7, 1976