Summary: S.2737 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/17/2002)

Trade Adjustment Assistance Improvement Act of 2002 - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to revise requirements with respect to: (1) agreements between the United States and cooperating States or State agencies for the petition and provision of certain services and benefits for workers adversely affected by import competition; (2) eligibility certification of a group of adversely affected workers for trade adjustment assistance; (3) payment of, and limitations on, trade adjustment allowances to such workers; (4) job training programs for them; and (5) the maximum amount of job search and relocation allowances payable to an adversely affected worker.

Provides for the eligibility certification of adversely affected secondary workers, employed at a downstream producer or a supplier, for trade adjustment assistance.

Reauthorizes and revises the trade adjustment assistance program for firms adversely affected by import competition.

Reestablishes trade adjustment assistance programs for communities adversely affected by import competition.

Community Workforce Development and Modernization Partnership Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to make competitive matching grants to eligible partnerships to: (1) help workers improve job skills necessary for employment by businesses in the pertinent industry; (2) help dislocated workers find employment; and (3) upgrade the operating and competitive capacities of businesses belonging to the partnership.

Sets forth partnership program requirements and authorized activities for workforce development and business modernization.

Authorizes a group of agricultural commodity producers to petition the Secretary of Agriculture for a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance.

Authorizes a group of producers (persons who are engaged in commercial fishing or who are U.S. fish processors) to petition the Secretary of Commerce for a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an individual eligible for trade adjustment assistance a tax credit for 75 percent of the cost of health care insurance coverage.

Establishes a program for making payments to providers of health insurance on behalf of workers eligible to receive trade adjustment assistance.

Amends part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to authorize grants to States to provide workers eligible to receive trade adjustment assistance: (1) temporary health insurance coverage; and (2) transportation, child care, dependent care, and income assistance.

Amends the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to charge and collect customs user fees.