H.R. 5186 (103rd): Bureau of Prisons Community Services Projects Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Oct 05, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 5186 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5186

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the Bureau of Prisons.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 1994

Mr. HUGHES (by request) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on the Judiciary and Government Operations


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the Bureau of Prisons.

    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 ‘Bureau of Prisons Community Services Projects Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. BUREAU OF PRISONS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 303 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 4047. Community service projects

    ‘(a) Subject to the limitations of subsections (b) and (c), the Chief Executive Officer of a Federal penal or correctional facility may, as part of an inmate work program, provide products or services to private, nonprofit organizations, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or to a component of any State government or political subdivision thereof. Such products or services shall be provided pursuant to rules prescribed by the Attorney General.

    ‘(b) Products provided under subsection (a) shall be of minimal cost and constructed in substantial part through the use of excess property as defined in section 3(e) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 472(e)), and shall not be resold by the recipient.

    ‘(c) Services provided under subsection (a)--

      ‘(1) shall be used only for the benefit of the recipient entity and not for the benefit of any individual or organization other than the recipient; and

      ‘(2) shall not displace an employee of the recipient or result in a reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits of any employee of the recipient.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of chapters at the beginning of chapter 303, title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘4047. Community service projects.’.

    (c) RELATION TO FEDERAL PROPERTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ACT OF 1949- Section 502(d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 474), is amended by adding at the end of the second paragraph the following:

      ‘(22) the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or Federal Prison Industries, with respect to the disposal of property used to produce those products described in section 4047 of title 18, United States Code.’.

    (d) RELATION TO CHAPTER 85 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE- Section 1761(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘, nor to products provided pursuant to section 4047 of this title.’.