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Text of To ensure that defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs of the Department of Defense are directed primarily toward those ...

...primarily toward those States (and areas within those States) that have experienced the greatest number of job

This bill was introduced on April 18, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 18, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4240 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4240

To ensure that defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs of the Department of Defense are directed primarily toward those States (and areas within those States) that have experienced the greatest number of job losses as a result of reductions in defense spending or the closure or realignment of military installations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 18, 1994

Mr. MACHTLEY introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Education and Labor and Armed Services


A BILL

To ensure that defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs of the Department of Defense are directed primarily toward those States (and areas within those States) that have experienced the greatest number of job losses as a result of reductions in defense spending or the closure or realignment of military installations.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PREFERENCE FOR STATES MOST ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY DEFENSE CUTS.

    (a) DETERMINATION OF DEFENSE-RELATED JOB LOSSES- The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall determine annually the aggregate number of employment positions lost in each State since January 1, 1985, as a result of reductions in expenditures by the United States for defense, the termination or cancellation of defense contracts, the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system, or the closure or realignment of military installations. The Secretary of Labor shall adjust the number determined for each State by the number of employment positions created in that State since that date as a result of new defense contracts carried out in that State, the realignment of military functions to military installations located in that State, or defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs conducted in that State. The Secretary of Labor shall complete the determination required by this subsection not later than November 1 of each year.

    (b) RANKING OF STATES ON BASIS OF JOB LOSSES- Upon completing the determinations required by subsection (a) for a year, the Secretary of Labor shall also determine for each State a percentage represented by the ratio of--

      (1) the aggregate number of job losses determined for that State under subsection (a) for that year; to

      (2) the aggregate number of job losses determined for all States under subsection (a) for that year.

    (c) PROVISION OF RESULTS TO CONGRESS AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE- The Secretary of Labor shall submit to Congress and the Secretary of Defense an annual report containing the job loss number and percentage determined under subsections (a) and (b) for each State.

    (d) PREFERENCE FOR STATES MOST ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY DEFENSE CUTS- In making assistance available under defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs for a fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense shall target such assistance--

      (1) primarily to those States with the highest percentages determined under subsection (b), as identified in the most recent report received from the Secretary of Labor; and

      (2) within such a State, to those areas in which the greatest number of job losses occurred, as determined for that State under subsection (a).

    (e) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section:

      (1) The term ‘State’ means the several States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands.

      (2) The term ‘defense conversion, reinvestment, and transition assistance programs’ means the following programs and activities of the Department of Defense:

        (A) Programs and activities conducted under chapter 148 of title 10, United States Code.

        (B) The programs and activities authorized by the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 (division D of Public Law 102-484; 106 Stat. 2658) and the amendments made by that Act.

        (C) The programs and activities authorized by title XIII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 107 Stat. 1783) and the amendments made by that title.