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Text of the Health Care Reform Job Preservation Act

This bill was introduced on February 23, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 23, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 3882 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3882

To require the President to consider the job impact of comprehensive health care reform legislation before such legislation takes effect.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 23, 1994

Mr. GALLO (for himself, Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas, Mr. ZIMMER, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. FRANKS of New Jersey, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. EWING, Mr. GOODLING, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, Mr. RIDGE, Mr. BAKER of Louisiana, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. CANADY, Mr. TALENT, Mr. PORTMAN, and Mr. MACHTLEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To require the President to consider the job impact of comprehensive health care reform legislation before such legislation takes effect.

    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 Reform Job Preservation Act’.

SEC. 2. PREPARATION OF JOB IMPACT STUDIES AND REPORTS.

    (a) PREPARATION OF JOB IMPACT STUDIES- If any comprehensive health care reform legislation (such as the legislation presented by the President on October 27, 1993) is passed by the 103d Congress, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall each conduct a study to determine the effect of the legislation on the following:

      (1) JOB LOSS AND GAIN- The number, type, and location (by State) of the jobs that would be lost and gained as a result of implementation of the legislation.

      (2) SHIFTS TO JOBS REQUIRING LESSER LEVELS OF EDUCATION OR SKILL- The size, character, and location (by State) of any shifts that would result from implementation of the legislation--

        (A) from jobs requiring a high level of education to jobs requiring a lesser level of education; and

        (B) from jobs requiring a high degree of skill to jobs requiring a lesser degree of skill.

      (3) SHIFTS FROM FULL-TIME TO PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT- The number, type, and location (by State) of any shifts from full-time jobs to jobs that are less than full-time that would result from implementation of the legislation.

      (4) DECREASE IN WAGES OR SALARIES- The amount and location (by State) of any decreases in wages or salaries that would result from implementation of the legislation.

    (b) PREPARATION OF JOB IMPACT REPORTS- The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall each prepare a job impact report detailing the findings of the study conducted by such Director pursuant to subsection (a), and shall submit the report to the Congress and to the President.

SEC. 3. REVIEW OF JOB IMPACT REPORTS BY PRESIDENT BEFORE LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT.

    Any legislation for which job impact reports are required by section 2 shall not take effect until the reports have been completed and the President submits to the Congress a written notification--

      (1) stating that the President has reviewed the job impact reports; and

      (2) attesting to the President’s knowledge of any job losses and shifts in the types of available jobs that may be predicted by the reports.