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This model ordinance/executive order prohibits agencies, officers, or employees from inquiring about the immigration status of any individual applying for or receiving any service of benefit, on behalf of oneself or another, unless immigration status information is specifically required by federal or state law as a condition of receipt of such service or benefit and where immigration status information is a condition of receipt of the service or benefit, the agency, officer, or employee shall make only those inquiries necessary to determine whether an applicant or recipient is an immigrant qualified for such service or benefit. This ordinance/executive order requires that no agency, officer, or employee shall record information regarding the immigration status of an applicant for or recipient of any service or benefit unless required by federal or state law. Where federal or state law requires the recording of immigration status information, only that information specifically required shall be recorded.
This ordinance bans the use of single use plastic bags by retail stores in the city. Paper bags may be used, but they must contain a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled paper fiber and the customer will be charged a fee for their use.