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Introduced in House (03/29/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1996


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to rename the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2019

Mr. Quigley (for himself, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, and Mr. Reschenthaler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to rename the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Secure Travel Partnership Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Renaming of program.

(a) In general.—Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187) is amended—

(1) in the section heading, by striking “Visa waiver program for certain visitors” and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”;

(2) in subsection (a), by striking “a program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the ‘program’)” and inserting “a program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the ‘Secure Travel Partnership’ or the ‘program’)”;

(3) in subsection (c)—

(A) in paragraph (5)(B)(iv), by striking “visa waiver program” each place that it appears and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”;

(B) in paragraph (7)—

(i) by striking “visa waiver program” each place that it appears and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”; and

(ii) in the heading for subparagraph (D), by striking “in the visa waiver program”; and

(C) in paragraph (12)(A), by striking “visa waiver program” and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”; and

(4) in subsection (i)(1), by striking “visa waiver program” and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”.

(b) Conforming Amendments.—

(1) DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS.—Section 212(a)(7)(B)(iv) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)(B)(iv)) is amended in the clause heading by striking “Visa waiver program” and inserting “Secure Travel Partnership”.

(2) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for the Immigration and Nationality Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 217 and inserting the following:


“Sec. 217. Secure Travel Partnership.”.