S.1409 - Arts Require Timely Service Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/08/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.1409 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/08/2009)
Arts Require Timely Service Act or the ARTS Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) 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.
Requires the petitioner to be provided premium-processing services without a fee if such petition is not adjudicated within the required time frame and the petitioner is a qualified nonprofit organization or is petitioning on behalf of a qualified nonprofit organization.