Public Law 115-226: Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act

By | April 23, 2019
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Allows New Zealanders to enter the US as traders and investors if New Zealand allows the same for US citizens.

Official Summary

Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act

This bill makes New Zealand nationals eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors as provided for under the Immigration and Nationality Act if New Zealand provides reciprocal nonimmigrant treatment to U.S. nationals.

Passed House
2018-07-23
Passed Senate
2018-06-28
Signed by President
2018-08-01
Became Public Law
2018-08-01

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]

Cosponsors: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT], Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA], Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS], Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO], Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ], Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA], Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]

Votes

Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 3324 (Identical bill; did not pass the House)

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