H.R. 4316 (112th): To amend chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 to include Guam, the ...

...Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the definition of State for the purposes of the tr

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 29, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4316

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Faleomavaega, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Sablan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 to include Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the definition of State for the purposes of the trade adjustment assistance for workers program.

1.

Extension of Adjustment Assistance for Workers to Territories

(a)

In general

Section 247(7) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2319(7)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting , Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after District of Columbia; and

(2)

by striking such Commonwealth. and inserting such territories.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall be effective with respect to petitions filed under section 221 of such Act (19 U.S.C. 2271) on or after October 1, 2012.