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H.R. 4743: Employment Services and Jobs Parity Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 18, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4743

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 18, 2019

(for himself and Mrs. Radewagen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Wagner-Peyser Act to include the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Employment Services and Jobs Parity Act of 2019.

2.

Inclusion of Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa

The Wagner-Peyser Act is amended—

(1)

in section 2(5) (29 U.S.C. 49a(5)), by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, after Guam,;

(2)

in section 5(b)(1) (29 U.S.C. 49d(b)(1)), by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa, after Guam,;

(3)

in section 6(a) (29 U.S.C. 49e(a))—

(A)

by inserting , the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa after except for Guam;

(B)

by striking allot to Guam and inserting the following:

allot to—

(1)

Guam

;

(C)

by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(D)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa an amount which, in relation to the total amount available for the fiscal year, is equal to the allotment percentage that Guam received of amounts available under this Act in fiscal year 1983.

; and

(4)

in section 6(b)(1) (29 U.S.C. 49e(b)(1)), in the matter following subparagraph (B), by inserting , the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, after does not include Guam.