H.R. 573 (113th): To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 573

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Young of Alaska, Ms. Bordallo, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Connolly, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Norton, Mr. Moran, Mr. Honda, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Markey, Mr. Peterson, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Jones, Mr. Costa, Mr. Pierluisi, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. George Miller of California, Ms. Chu, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Cartwright, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Farr, Mr. Holt, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Mr. Castro of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend Public Law 93–435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

1.

Amendment

(a)

In general

The first section and section 2 of Public Law 93–435 (48 U.S.C. 1705, 1706) are amended by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Guam, each place it appears.

(b)

References to date of enactment

For the purposes of the amendment made by subsection (a), each reference in Public Law 93–435 to the date of enactment shall be considered to be a reference to the date of the enactment of this section.