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H.R. 1996: Secure Travel Partnership Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1996

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, and Mr. Reschenthaler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to rename the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Secure Travel Partnership Act of 2019.

2.

Renaming of program

(a)

In general

Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking Visa waiver program for certain visitors and inserting Secure Travel Partnership;

(2)

in subsection (a), by striking a program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the program) and inserting a program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the Secure Travel Partnership or the program);

(3)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in paragraph (5)(B)(iv), by striking visa waiver program each place that it appears and inserting Secure Travel Partnership;

(B)

in paragraph (7)—

(i)

by striking visa waiver program each place that it appears and inserting Secure Travel Partnership; and

(ii)

in the heading for subparagraph (D), by striking in the visa waiver program; and

(C)

in paragraph (12)(A), by striking visa waiver program and inserting Secure Travel Partnership; and

(4)

in subsection (i)(1), by striking visa waiver program and inserting Secure Travel Partnership.

(b)

Conforming Amendments

(1)

Documentation Requirements

Section 212(a)(7)(B)(iv) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)(B)(iv)) is amended in the clause heading by striking Visa waiver program and inserting Secure Travel Partnership.

(2)

Table of Contents

The table of contents for the Immigration and Nationality Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 217 and inserting the following:

Sec. 217. Secure Travel Partnership.

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