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SA 3633. Ms. MIKULSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
(a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007''.
(b) Extension of Returning Worker Exemption to H-2B Numerical Limitation.--Section 214(g)(9)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(9)(A) is amended, by striking ``an alien who has already been counted toward the numerical limitation of paragraph (1)(B) during fiscal year 2004, 2005, or 2006 shall not again be counted toward such limitation during fiscal year 2007.'' and inserting ``an alien who has been present in the United States as an H-2B nonimmigrant during
any 1 of the 3 fiscal years immediately preceding the fiscal year of the approved start date of a petition for a nonimmigrant worker described in section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) shall not be counted toward such limitation for the fiscal year in which the petition is approved.''.
(c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall be effective during the 5-year period beginning on October 1, 2007.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 13, 2007.)