Text: H.R.5580 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/24/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5580


To clarify certain requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 with respect to minor league baseball players.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2016

Mr. Guthrie (for himself and Mrs. Bustos) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To clarify certain requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 with respect to minor league baseball players.

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 “Save America’s Pastime Act”.

SEC. 2. Minimum wage and overtime hours exemptions.

(a) In general.—Section 13 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 213) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in paragraph (18), by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(19) any employee who has entered into a contract to play baseball at the minor league level.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(k) Subsection (a)(19) shall not be construed to require the provisions of section 7 to apply to any employee who has entered into a contract to play baseball at the major league level.”.

(b) Applicability.—Section 16 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 216) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(f) In any action or proceeding commenced before, on, or after the date of enactment of the Save America’s Pastime Act, no employer shall be subject to any liability or punishment under this Act on account of any violation of section 6, 7, or 11(c) with respect to any work performed before, on, or after such date of enactment for which the exemption under section 13(a)(19) is applicable.”.


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