Text: H.R.3704 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3704

     To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify the use of 
           subminimum wage with respect to certain contracts.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 11, 2019

   Mrs. Hartzler (for herself, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Clay, Mr. Graves of 
    Missouri, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Long, and Mr. Luetkemeyer) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                          Education and Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify the use of 
           subminimum wage with respect to certain contracts.

    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 ``Protecting Choices for Disabled 
Workers Act''.

SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF USE OF SUBMINIMUM WAGE WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN 
              CONTRACTS.

    (a) Exception to Prohibition.--Section 511(b)(2) of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794g(b)(2)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``A local'' and inserting the following:
                    ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), a local''; and
            (2) by adding at the end following:
                    ``(B) State of missouri.--Notwithstanding 
                subparagraph (A), a local educational agency or State 
                educational agency described in subparagraph (A) that 
                is in the State of Missouri may enter into a contract 
                or other arrangement with an entity described in 
                subsection (a) for the purpose of operating a program 
                for an individual who is age 24 or younger under which 
                work is compensated at a subminimum wage if the 
                individual has received, and produces appropriate 
                documentation indicating completion of, the services 
                described in subsection (a)(2)(A) before beginning 
                work.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 511(a) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 
794g(a)) is amended by striking ``No entity'' and inserting ``Except as 
provided in subsection (b)(2), no entity''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to work beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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