Text: H.R.4405 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 4405 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4405

 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the overtime 
              exemption for emergency medicine employees.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 9, 2000

 Mr. Moore (for himself, Mr. Archer, Mr. Graham, Mr. Moran of Kansas, 
and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the overtime 
              exemption for emergency medicine employees.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DEFINITION OF FIRE PROTECTION ACTIVITIES.

    Section 7(k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
207) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``As used in this 
subsection, the term `employee in fire protection activities' includes 
a paramedic, emergency medical technician, rescue worker, or ambulance 
personnel.''.

SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION.

    The amendment made by section 1 shall not be construed to reduce or 
substitute for compensation standards--
            (1) contained in any existing or future agreement or 
        memorandum of understanding reached through collective 
        bargaining by a bona fide representative of employees in 
        accordance with the laws of a State or political subdivision of 
        a State; and
            (2) which result in compensation greater than the 
        compensation available to employees under the overtime 
        exemption under section 7(k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 
        1938 (29 U.S.C. 207(k)).
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