[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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120 STAT. 2900

Public Law 109-423
109th Congress

An Act


 
To extend for 3 years changes to requirements for admission of
nonimmigrant nurses in health professional shortage areas made by the
Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999.  NOTE: Dec. 20,
2006 -  [H.R. 1285]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,  NOTE: Nursing Relief
for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005.
SECTION 1.  NOTE: 8 USC 1101 note.  SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged
Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005''.
SEC. 2. 3-YEAR EXTENSION FOR CHANGES TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
OF NONIMMIGRANT NURSES IN HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
SHORTAGE AREAS.

Section 2 of the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999
(8 U.S.C. 1182 note) is amended--
(1) in the section heading, by striking ``4-year'' and
inserting ``specified''; and
(2)  NOTE: 8 USC 1182 note.  by amending subsection (e) to
read as follows:

``(e) Limiting Application of Nonimmigrant Changes to Specified
Period.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to
classification petitions filed for nonimmigrant status only during the
period--
``(1)  NOTE: Effective date.  beginning on the date that
interim or final regulations are first promulgated under
subsection (d); and
``(2)  NOTE: Termination date.  ending on the date that is
3 years after the date of the enactment of the Nursing Relief
for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005.''.
SEC. 3.  NOTE: 8 USC 1182 note.  EXEMPTION FROM ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE ACT.

The requirements of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code
(commonly referred to as the ``Administrative Procedure Act'') or any
other law relating to rulemaking, information collection or publication
in the Federal Register, shall not apply to any action to implement the
amendments made by section 2 to the extent the Secretary Homeland of
Security, the Secretary of Labor, or the Secretary of Health and Human
Services determines that

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compliance with any such requirement would impede the expeditious
implementation of such amendments.

Approved December 20, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1285:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
June 20, considered and passed House.
Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate.