State laws going into effect Sunday include portions of controversial bills on immigration and abortion.
Starting Sunday, businesses wishing to obtain contracts, grants or incentives from the state must be enrolled in the federal E-Verify program, which checks the immigration status of would-be employees. The law also requires subcontractors to enroll in E-Verify.
Most of the state’s immigration law was scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1, but U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn temporarily blocked the law a few days prior in order to consider legal challenges.
Blackburn allowed most of the law to go into effect in late September but enjoined some portions of it. Federal courts have since blocked other provisions.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Arizona E-Verify system last May. Alabama’s provisions have not been challenged in the lawsuits against the state’s immigration law.