H.R.1312 - Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 03/05/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-540|
|Latest Action:||04/02/2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1312 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (04/01/2008)
Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to adjudicate a visa petition filed by an employer on behalf of an alien with extraordinary ability in the arts (O- and P- visas other than athletes) and an accompanying alien not later than 30 days after: (1) the date on which the petitioner submits the petition with a written advisory opinion, letter of no objection, or request for a waiver; or (2) the date on which the 15-day period to comment upon a petition has expired if the petitioner has had an opportunity, as appropriate, to supply rebuttal evidence.
States that if such petition is not adjudicated within the required time frame and the petitioner is a qualified nonprofit organization or an individual or entity petitioning on behalf of a qualified nonprofit organization the petitioner shall be provided premium-processing services without a fee.