Text: H.R.5600 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5600


To amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to provide a notice requirement regarding offshoring.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2020

Mrs. Axne introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to provide a notice requirement regarding offshoring.

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 “Offshoring Notification Act”.

SEC. 2. Definition.

Section 2(a) of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. 2101) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (7), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (8), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(9) the term ‘United States’ includes each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau, and each territory or possession of the United States.”.

SEC. 3. Notice.

Section 3 of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. 2102(a)) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), and (d) as subsections (c), (d), and (e), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

“(b) Offshoring information.—The notice shall contain information stating—

“(1) whether the employer plans to continue producing the good or providing the service that the affected employees have been producing or providing; and

“(2) if so, whether the production or provision will be performed for the employer, by employees or contractors outside the United States.”.


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