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house Bill H.R. 6401

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

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  • The house Passed December 6th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedNovember 29th, 2016

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Title

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

Official Title

To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act (Sec. 2) This bill: (1) requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the supplemental education fee charged to a prospective employer for each CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)-Only Transitional Worker who is issued a permit during the transition period to U.S. immigration law, (2) allows such a permit for construction occupations to be issued only to extend a permit first issued before October 1, 2015, and (3) caps the number of permits issued for such nonimmigrant workers for FY2017 at 15,000.
    Yes. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 339 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 31, 2017 Received February 1, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend Public Law 94–241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act”. SEC. 2. COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: TRANSITIONAL WORKERS. Section 6 of Public Law 94–241 (48 U.S.C. 1806) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(6), by striking “$150” and inserting “$200”; and (2) in subsection (d)(2)— (A) by striking the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting “, except a permit for construction occupations (as that term is defined by the Department of Labor as Standard Occupational Classification Group 47–0000 or any successor provision) shall only be issued to extend a permit first issued before October 1, 2015.”; and (B) by striking the period at the end of the third sentence and inserting “, except that for fiscal year 2017 the number of permits issued shall not exceed 15,000.”. Passed the House of Representatives January 30, 2017.\
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