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H.R. 2027 (rh) To provide for the revision of the requirements for a Canadian border boat landing permit pursuant to section 235 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and to require the Attorney General to report to the Congress on the impact of such re...
H. R. 2027
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 24, 1997
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To provide for the revision of the requirements for a Canadian border
boat landing permit pursuant to section 235 of the Immigration and
Nationality Act, and to require the Attorney General to report to the
Congress on the impact on such revision.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CHANGE IN CANADIAN BORDER BOAT LANDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.
(a) Revised Regulations.--Not later than 60 days after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, in consultation with
the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, shall issue revised
regulations for the implementation of section 235 of the Immigration
and Nationality Act with respect to the requirement that certain
individuals entering the United States from Canada by boat obtain a
landing permit. The revised regulations shall provide that, in the case
of a United States citizen traveling in a boat of not more than 65 feet
in length (including a boat used for commercial purposes) on a trip
between the United States and Canada of not more than 72 hours
duration, the citizen need not obtain such a permit if--
(1) the citizen carries a United States passport for the
duration of the trip; and
(2) the citizen is not an owner, or an operator, of the
(b) Sunset.--The revised regulations issued under subsection (a)
shall cease to be effective on December 31, 1998. After such date, the
regulations that were in effect on the day before the enactment of this
Act with respect to the requirement that certain individuals entering
the United States from Canada by boat obtain a landing permit shall
resume to be effective, in the same manner and to the same extent as if
this Act had not been enacted.
(c) Report.--Not later than March 1, 1999, the Attorney General
shall report to the Congress on the impact of the revised regulations
issued under subsection (a) on the number and nature of unauthorized
entrances by individuals into the United States.
Passed the House of Representatives September 23, 1997.
ROBIN H. CARLE,
By Jeff Trandahl,
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