States Requiring E-Verify

A total of 20 states require the use of E-Verify for at least some public and/or private employers: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, …


State Citation Year Enacted Applies to:
Alabama HB 56
HB 658
2011
2012
All employers (phase in)
Contractors and subcontractors; prime contractors not liable for subcontractor complying with E-Verify unless they know of the violation
Arizona HB 2779
HB 2745
2007
2008
All employers
Colorado HB 1343
SB 139
SB 193
2006
2008
2008
State agencies, contractors
Florida EO 11-02
EO 11-116
2011
2011
State agencies, contractors, subcontractors
Georgia SB 529
HB 2
SB 447
HB 87
HB 742
HB 1027
2006
2009
2010
2011
2012
2012
Public employers, contractors, subcontractors with 500+ employees (phase in)
Idaho EO 2009-10 2009 State agencies, contractors
Indiana SB 590 2011 State agencies, contractors
Louisiana HB 342
HB 646
HB 996
2011
2011
2012
State contractors
Option for private employers
Michigan HB 5365 2012 State agencies, contractors, subcontractors
Mississippi SB 2988 2008 All employers (phase in)
Missouri HB 1549
HB 390
2008
2009
Public employers, contractors, subcontractors
Nebraska LB 403 2009 Public employers, contractors
North Carolina SB 1523
HB36
2006
2011
State agencies, universities
Localities, all employers (phase in)
Oklahoma HB 1804 2007 Public employers, contractors, subcontractors
Pennsylvania SB 637 2012 Public contractors, subcontractors
South Carolina HB 4400
SB 20
HB 4813
2008
2011
2012
Public employers, contractors (phase in)
Private employers
Establishes a 24-hour hotline to report E-Verify violations
Tennessee HB 1378 2011 All employers with 6+ employees (phase in)
Utah SB 81
SB 39
SB 251
HB 116
2008
2009
2010
2011
Public employers, contractors, subcontractors
Private employers with more than 15 employees
Virginia HB 737
HB 1859
SB 1049
2010
2011
State agencies
Public contractors, subcontractors with more than 50 employees
West Virginia SB 659 2012 Public Employers, contractors