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Passed House without amendment (12/06/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

(Sec. 2) This bill: (1) requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the supplemental education fee charged to a prospective employer for each CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)-Only Transitional Worker who is issued a permit during the transition period to U.S. immigration law, (2) allows such a permit for construction occupations to be issued only to extend a permit first issued before October 1, 2015, and (3) caps the number of permits issued for such nonimmigrant workers for FY2017 at 15,000.