SECTION 17 AFFIDAVITS
Section 17 of House Bill 87 amends O.C.G.A. §50-36-1 regarding verification of lawful presence in the United States.
O.C.G.A. §50-36-1(e) states that an agency or political subdivision providing or administering a public benefit shall require every applicant for such benefit to execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States. O.C.G.A. §50-36-1(e)(3) specifies that “The state auditor shall create affidavits for use under this Code section and shall keep a current version of such affidavits on the Department of Audits and Accounts’ official website.” The Department of Audits and Accounts requested the assistance of the Department of Law to draft the affidavits required by this Code section.