Summary: H.R.4238 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/27/1996)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title I: Tax Incentives for Charitable Contributions

Title II: Volunteer Enhancement

Title III: Common Sense Legal and Regulatory Reforms for Charities

Subtitle A: Liability of Certain Tax Exempt

Organizations Under CERCLA

Subtitle B: Liability of Certain Tax Exempt

Organizations Under OSHA

Subtitle C: Fair Labor Standards Act Obligations of

Certain Tax Exempt Organizations

Subtitle D: Limited Damages in Negligence Claims

Subtitle E: Volunteer Protection

Subtitle F: Charitable Medical Care

Subtitle G: Property Access

Subtitle H: Volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Squad

Worker Protection

Compassionate Community Act of 1996 - Title I: Tax Incentives for Charitable Contributions - Amends the Internal Revenue Act Code to establish a charitable credit of up to $100 for an individual and up to $200 for a joint return. Prohibits double benefit charitable deductions and credits.

(Sec. 102) Establishes an employer credit for wages paid to qualifying employee volunteers.

Title II: Volunteer Enhancement - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to permit employees to receive compensatory time rather than required monetary overtime (at a rate of at least 1.5 hours compensatory time for each hour of overtime).

Title III: Common Sense Legal and Regulatory Reforms for Charities - Subtitle A: Liability of Certain Tax Exempt Organizations Under CERCLA - Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to limit specified pollutant or hazardous substance-related liability for qualifying tax-exempt organizations.

Subtitle B: Liability of Certain Tax Exempt Organizations Under OSHA - Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA)concerning notification of violation and employer defenses with respect to certain tax-exempt organizations.

Subtitle C: Fair Labor Standards Act Obligations of Certain Tax Exempt Organizations - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize tax-exempt employers to establish flexible and compressed schedules.

Subtitle D: Limited Damages in Negligence Claims - Limits non-economic damages to $250,000 in a negligence action against a tax-exempt organization.

Subtitle E: Volunteer Protection - Provides nonprofit or governmental volunteers with limited protection from tort liability. Sets forth specified State conditions and exceptions to such protection.

(Sec. 335) Increases, by one percent, State Social Services Block Grant allotments under title XX of the Social Security Act for specified compliance certifications.

Subtitle F: Charitable Medical Care - Provides health care professionals with limited liability for volunteer services.

Subtitle G: Property Access - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to state that an employer who provides property access to charitable organizations is not required to provide such access for union-related activities.

Subtitle H: Volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Squad Worker Protection - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to exclude volunteer fire fighters or rescue squad members from the definition of employee.

(Sec. 362) Waives overtime requirements for such volunteers.