H.R.5114 - 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] (Introduced 04/28/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||06/23/2016 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5114 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/28/2016)
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2016
This bill establishes a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) that provides work and training opportunities for youth and veterans in certain federal agencies. Work and training provided in 21CSC must involve:
- protecting, restoring, and enhancing natural, cultural, and historical resources and treasures, including public and tribal land or water;
- supporting outdoor recreation and urban green spaces;
- restoring and safeguarding U.S. natural resources; or
- service that is primarily indoors with a clear benefit for natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures.
Participating federal agencies may develop public-private partnerships with organizations to support and carry out 21CSC projects.
Participating federal agencies must compensate 21CSC participants with a wage, a stipend, a living allowance, or an educational credit at a participating institution of higher education.
Participating federal agencies must also provide participants with: (1) job skill development; (2) community skill development to help participants acquire an ethic of service to others and become more effective resource and community stewards; and (3) a greater understanding of U.S. natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures.