H.R. 4309 (103rd): To require a local hiring preference for certain defense contracts and subcontracts performed in or near labor ...

...surplus areas and closing military bases.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Apr 28, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4309 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4309

To require a local hiring preference for certain defense contracts and subcontracts performed in or near labor surplus areas and closing military bases.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APRIL 28, 1994

Mr. HAMBURG (for himself, Mr. FILNER, Mr. MILLER of California, Mr. FARR of California, and Ms. WOOLSEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To require a local hiring preference for certain defense contracts and subcontracts performed in or near labor surplus areas and closing military bases.

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

SECTION 1. LOCAL HIRING PREFERENCE FOR CONTRACTS PERFORMED NEAR LABOR SURPLUS AREAS AND CLOSING MILITARY BASES.

    (a) CONTRACTS COVERED- Each contract entered into by the Department of Defense during fiscal year 1995 for construction services to be performed in whole or in part in a labor surplus area (or within 30 miles of such an area) and within 30 miles of a military installation approved for closure or realignment under a base closure law, and each subcontract under such a contract, shall include the provision described in subsection (b).

    (b) REQUIREMENT- Each contract and subcontract described in subsection (a) shall include a provision requiring the contractor or subcontractor to employ, for the purpose of performing such contract or subcontract, individuals--

      (1) who are residents of such labor surplus area or the county in which such labor surplus area is located; and

      (2) who possess or would be able to acquire promptly the necessary skills for any craft or trade needed to perform the contract or subcontract.

    (c) WAIVER AUTHORITY- (1) The Secretary of Defense may waive the requirements of this section for a contract or subcontract covered by this section if the Secretary determines that requiring the provision described in subsection (b) in the contract or subcontract is inconsistent with the national security objectives of the United States.

    (2) The Secretary of Defense may allow a contractor of a contract or subcontract covered by this section to make an exception to the requirement of subsection (b)(1) in the case of a particular craft or trade needed to perform the contract or subcontract if there is no individual residing or available for hire in the labor surplus area or county who possesses the skills for that craft or trade.

    (d) DEFINITION- In this section, the term ‘base closure law’ means the following:

      (1) The provisions of title II of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act (Public Law 100-526; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note).

      (2) The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note).