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H.R. 5688 - Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018

Sponsor: Cheri Bustos (D)
Introduced: 2018-05-07
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5688


    To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 relating to the operation and maintenance of navigation facilities, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2018

    Mrs. Bustos (for herself and Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

    To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 relating to the operation and maintenance of navigation facilities, 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 “Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric facilities.

(a) In general.—Section 314 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2321) is amended—

(1) in the heading by inserting “navigation and” before “hydroelectric facilities”;

(2) in the first sentence, by striking “Activities currently performed” and inserting the following:

“(a) In general.—Activities currently performed”;

(3) in subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (2)), by inserting “navigation or” before “hydroelectric”;

(4) in the second sentence, by striking “This section” and inserting the following:

“(b) Major maintenance contracts allowed.—This section”; and

(5) by adding at the end the following:

“(c) Exclusion.—This section does not—

“(1) apply to a navigation facility that was under contract on or before the date of enactment of this subsection with a non-Federal interest to perform operations or maintenance; and

“(2) prohibit the Secretary from contracting out commercial activities after the date of enactment of this subsection at a navigation facility.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents contained in section 1(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4604) is amended by striking the item relating to section 314 and inserting the following:

“Sec. 314. Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric facilities.”.


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