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Introduced in House (05/01/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6647


To amend title 5, United States Code, to lower health care costs for part-time Transportation Security Administration employees and allow Transportation Security Administration employees to change health care plans, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2020

Mr. Correa (for himself, Ms. Titus, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cleaver, Ms. Norton, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Richmond, Mrs. Napolitano, and Mr. Lynch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to lower health care costs for part-time Transportation Security Administration employees and allow Transportation Security Administration employees to change health care plans, 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 “Health Care Opportunities for Transportation Security Administration Employees Act”.

SEC. 2. Health care opportunities for TSA employees.

(a) Coverage.—Section 8905 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(j) During a national emergency (including a pandemic such as that caused by COVID–19) and the 30-day period following the end of such emergency, a Transportation Security Administration employee—

“(1) if such employee is not enrolled in a health benefits plan, dental benefits plan, or vision benefits plan under this chapter, chapter 89A, or chapter 89B, respectively, may enroll in such a plan; and

“(2) if such employee is enrolled in any such plan, may change such enrollment.”.

(b) Contributions.—Section 8906(b) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(5) In the case of an employee of the Transportation Security Administration who is occupying a position on a part-time career employment basis, the biweekly Government contribution shall be equal to that of an employee serving in a comparable position on a full-time career basis (as determined under regulations prescribed by the Office). In this paragraph, the term ‘part-time career employment’ has the meaning given that term in section 3401(2).”.


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