S.308 - Trade Extenders Act of 2011
A bill to extend trade adjustment assistance and certain trade preference programs, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TITLE I--TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE AND HEALTH COVERAGE IMPROVEMENT
Subtitle A--Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance
Subtitle B--Health Coverage Improvement
TITLE II--GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES AND ANDEAN TRADE PREFERENCE ACT
TITLE IV--BUDGETARY EFFECTS
SEC. 101. EXTENSION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE.
(a) In General- Section 1893(a) of the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (
(b) Application of Prior Law- Section 1893(b) of the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (
‘(b) Application of Prior Law- Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (
19 U.S.C. 2271et seq.) shall be applied and administered beginning July 1, 2012, as if the amendments made by this subtitle (other than part VI) had never been enacted, except that in applying and administering such chapters--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) section 246(b)(1) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting ‘June 30, 2013’ for ‘the date that is 5 years’ and all that follows through ‘State’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) section 256(b) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting ‘the 1-year period beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013,’ for ‘each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007, and $4,000,000 for the 3-month period beginning on October 1, 2007,’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) section 298(a) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting ‘the 1-year period beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013’ for ‘each of the fiscal years’ and all that follows through ‘October 1, 2007’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) Section 275(f) of the Trade Act of 1974 (
19 U.S.C. 2371d(f)) is amended by striking ‘December 15 in each of the calendar years 2009 through’ and inserting ‘December 15, 2009,’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(8) Section 278(e) of the Trade Act of 1974 (
19 U.S.C. 2372(e)) is amended by striking ‘December 15 in each of the calendar years 2009 through’ and inserting ‘December 15, 2009,’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(9) Section 279A(h)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (
19 U.S.C. 2373(h)(2)) is amended by striking ‘December 15 in each of the calendar years 2009 through’ and inserting ‘December 15, 2009,’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 102. MERIT STAFFING FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE.
SEC. 111. IMPROVEMENT OF THE AFFORDABILITY OF THE CREDIT.
SEC. 112. PAYMENT FOR THE MONTHLY PREMIUMS PAID PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF THE ADVANCE PAYMENTS OF CREDIT.
SEC. 113. TAA RECIPIENTS NOT ENROLLED IN TRAINING PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT.
SEC. 114. TAA PRE-CERTIFICATION PERIOD RULE FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING WHETHER THERE IS A 63-DAY LAPSE IN CREDITABLE COVERAGE.
(b) ERISA Amendment- Section 701(c)(2)(C) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (
(c) PHSA Amendment- Section 2701(c)(2)(C) of the Public Health Service Act (as in effect for plan years beginning before January 1, 2014 (
SEC. 115. CONTINUED QUALIFICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER CERTAIN EVENTS.
(a) In General- Section 35(g)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1899E(a) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (relating to continued qualification of family members after certain events), is amended by striking ‘February 13, 2011’ and inserting ‘July 1, 2012’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Conforming Amendment- Section 173(f)(8) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (
SEC. 116. EXTENSION OF COBRA BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN TAA-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND PBGC RECIPIENTS.
(1) PBGC RECIPIENTS- Section 602(2)(A)(v) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (
(c) PHSA Amendments- Section 2202(2)(A)(iv) of the Public Health Service Act (
(d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to periods of coverage which would (without regard to the amendments made by this section) end on or after February 13, 2011.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 117. ADDITION OF COVERAGE THROUGH VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEES’ BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATIONS.
SEC. 118. NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.
SEC. 201. EXTENSION OF GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES.
(A) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding section 514 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (
(B) REQUESTS- A liquidation or reliquidation may be made under subparagraph (A) with respect to an entry only if a request therefor is filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act that contains sufficient information to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) PAYMENT OF AMOUNTS OWED- Any amounts owed by the United States pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry of an article under subparagraph (A) shall be paid, without interest, not later than 90 days after the date of the liquidation or reliquidation (as the case may be).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 202. INELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN SLEEPING BAGS FOR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT UNDER THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES.
‘(i) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in clause (ii), an article described in this subparagraph is an article that is classifiable under subheading 9404.30.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Applicability- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 203. EXTENSION OF ANDEAN TRADE PREFERENCE ACT.
SEC. 301. CUSTOMS USER FEES.
SEC. 302. TIME FOR PAYMENT OF CORPORATE ESTIMATED TAXES.
The percentage under paragraph (2) of section 561 of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act is increased by 4.5 percentage points.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 401. COMPLIANCE WITH PAYGO.
The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled ‘Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink