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

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Introduced in House (07/11/2019)


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.


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


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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