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H.R. 2658 (116th): Commercial Fishing and Seafood Business Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2658

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to provide for the inclusion of certain workers in the exemption from numerical limitations on H–2B workers, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Commercial Fishing and Seafood Business Act of 2019.

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Inclusion of certain workers in exemption from numerical limitations on H–2B workers

Section 14006 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108–287) is amended to read as follows:

14006.

The numerical limitation contained in section 214(g)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(1)(B)) shall not apply to any nonimmigrant alien issued a visa or otherwise provided status under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)) who is employed (or has received an offer of employment)—

(1)

on a commercial fishing vessel or shrimp trawler; or

(2)

in the processing of—

(A)

fish or fishery products; or

(B)

baitfish.

Terms used in this section have the meanings given such terms in section 123.3 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations.

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