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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 331

 To provide that the Davis-Bacon Act shall not apply to contracts for 
  the construction and repair of schools and libraries, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 31, 2001

    Mr. Cunningham (for himself, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Paul, Mr. Miller of 
Florida, and Gary Miller of California) introduced the following bill; 
   which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide that the Davis-Bacon Act shall not apply to contracts for 
  the construction and repair of schools and libraries, and for other 
                               purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``School and Library Construction 
Affordability Act''.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of the amendments made by this Act is--
            (1) to amend the Act of March 3, 1931 (Chapter 411; 46 
        Stat. 1494; 40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.; commonly known as the 
        Davis-Bacon Act) to make it inapplicable to contracts for 
        school or library construction and repair and thereby reduce 
        school construction and repair costs by 5 to 38 percent and 
        thereby saving funds that can be used to improve education, 
        repair and construct modern schools and libraries, and provide 
        tax relief; and
            (2) to harmonize Federal laws with a majority of the 
        States.

SEC. 3. DAVIS-BACON ACT.

    The first section of the Act of March 3, 1931 (Chapter 411; 46 
Stat. 1494; 40 U.S.C. 276a; commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Subsection (a) does not apply to any contract which is 
entered into to construct or repair facilities of an educational agency 
or library.''.

SEC. 4. COPELAND ACT.

    Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934 (Chapter 482; 48 Stat. 948; 
40 U.S.C. 276c; commonly known as the Copeland Act) is amended by 
adding at the end the following: ``This section does not apply to any 
contractor or subcontractor which is engaged in the construction or 
repair of facilities of an educational agency or library.''.

SEC. 5. CONSTRUCTION.

    Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act may be 
construed to diminish in any way the quality of facility construction 
or repair or to affect Federal, State, and local guidelines, codes, and 
regulations relating to construction or repair quality.

SEC. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 30 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act but shall not affect any contract in 
existence on such date of enactment or made pursuant to invitation for 
bids outstanding on such date of enactment.
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