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H.R.1562: Family Farm Relief Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Family Farm Relief Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a process for receiving H-2A nonimmigrant visas (temporary agricultural workers) which shall ensure that that petitioners may file such petitions over the Internet or in paper form. (Transfers administration of the H-2A program from the Department of Labor to USDA.)

Includes year-round livestock workers, including dairy workers, in the H-2A category with a maximum 12-month period of admissions which may be renewed three months after the end of each such period.

Revises H-2A certification provisions.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.