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114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3979


To amend title 38, United States Code, to include local government minimum wage requirements in determining the hourly minimum wage applicable for purposes of the work-study allowance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 5, 2015

Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. Honda, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to include local government minimum wage requirements in determining the hourly minimum wage applicable for purposes of the work-study allowance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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

SECTION 1. Amount of work-study allowance under Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs.

(a) In general.—Paragraph (6) of section 3485(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(6) For the purposes of this subsection and subsection (e), the term ‘applicable hourly minimum wages’ means the higher of the following wages:

“(A) The hourly minimum wage under section 6(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)).

“(B) The hourly minimum wage under comparable law of the State in which the services are to be performed.

“(C) The hourly minimum wage under comparable law of the local government with jurisdiction over the area in which the services are to be performed.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a payment of work-study allowance made on or after January 1, 2016.