H.R. 856 (102nd): Northern Ireland Fair Employment Practices Act

Feb 06, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 449 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 20, 1991

Hamilton Fish Jr.
Representative for New York's 21st congressional district
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H.R. 725 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 672 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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This bill was introduced on February 6, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 06, 1991
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 1991
Full Title

To provide for adherence with the MacBride Principles by United States persons doing business in Northern Ireland.


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74 cosponsors (58D, 13R, 1D, 1R, 1D) (show)

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Northern Ireland Fair Employment Practices Act - Prohibits an article from being imported into the United States from Northern Ireland unless documentation is presented at the time of entry indicating that the enterprise which manufactured or assembled such article complied at the time of manufacture with certain fair employment principles (such as freedom from religious discrimination).
Bases such principles on the MacBride Principles, a nine point set of guidelines for fair employment in Northern Ireland. Requires any U.S. person who has a branch or office in Northern Ireland or who controls an enterprise in Northern Ireland in which more than 20 people are employed to insure implementation of such employment principles and compliance with this Act. Requires reports to the Secretary of Commerce on compliance with this Act. Sets forth the fair employment principles.
Authorizes the President to waive the requirements of this Act in the interest of national security.
Requires such waiver to become effective 90 days after the President submits a justification of such waiver to the Congress unless the Congress adopts a joint resolution disapproving the waiver.
Provides for expedited consideration of such resolution.

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