S.2071 - Sustainable Fishing Workforce Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2071 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (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.