H.R. 1222: Compact-Impact Aid Act of 2013

Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
5% chance of being enacted
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Colleen Hanabusa
Representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district
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Introduced Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

13% chance of getting past committee.
5% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Compact of Free Association of 1985 to provide for adequate Compact-impact aid to affected States and territories, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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Compact-Impact Reimbursement Act of 2013 - Amends the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 to authorize and appropriate FY2013 funds to the Secretary of the Interior for:
(1) grants to any local government of the United States that demonstrates financial strain due to demands on public services by significant immigration from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; and
(2) aid in defraying costs incurred as a result of increased demands placed on health, educational, social, or public safety services, or infrastructure related to such services due to the residence of qualified nonimmigrants.
Directs the Secretary to provide for periodic enumerations of qualified nonimmigrants in the states and territories of the United States.
Defines "qualified nonimmigrant" as a person admitted to the United States pursuant to: (1) section 141 of the Compact of Free Association set forth in title II, or (2) section 141 of the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the government of Palau.

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