Employer SanctionsComments on H.R. 3362--Employer Sanctions Improvement Act Gao ID: T-GGD-94-189 September 21, 1994
H.R. 3362, the proposed "Employer Sanctions Improvement Act of 1993," would (1) promote the enforcement of employer sanctions by encouraging states and individuals to participate in enforcement programs and (2) improve the employment verification system by reducing the number of documents that persons use to establish work eligibility and identification. GAO agrees with the bill's intentions to enhance enforcement of employer sanctions and to reduce the number of documents acceptable for identification and work authorization. However, GAO believes that a proliferation of employer sanction laws and programs across states may not be the best way to have the state pursue employer sanctions enforcement. This testimony offers some other options.