Text: H.R.5355 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/26/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5355


To amend title 49, United States Code, to assist veterans to obtain certain public transportation jobs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2016

Mr. Ashford (for himself and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to assist veterans to obtain certain public transportation jobs, 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 “Veteran Opportunities on Local Transportation Act of 2016” or the “VOLT Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Public transportation jobs for local veterans.

Section 5325 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(l) Veterans local hiring.—A recipient of assistance under this chapter may advertise and award a contract for construction that includes requirements for the employment of veterans residing in or adjacent to any of the areas in which work is to be performed under the contract if—

“(1) the estimated cost of the project to which the contract relates exceeds $10,000,000;

“(2) there is no requirement to hire an individual who does not have the necessary skills to perform work in a relevant craft or trade, unless the individual is subject to an apprenticeship program or other training program; and

“(3) the requirements do not—

“(A) compromise the quality of the project to which the contract relates;

“(B) unreasonably delay the completion of the project; or

“(C) unreasonably increase the cost of the project.”.