H.R.4224 - Sustainable Fishing Workforce Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4224 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/02/2017)
Sustainable Fishing Workforce Protection Act
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a nonimmigrant renewable three-year visa (D-3 visa) for alien crewmembers employed on Hawaii-based longline fishing vessels.
The bill sets forth employer petition requirements and responsibilities, including requiring employers to enter into enforceable labor agreements with each approved D-3 alien prior to a fishing voyage.
The Coast Guard shall perform dockside examinations of ships employing D-3 aliens to ensure compliance with health and safety laws and regulations affecting seamen.