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S. 141 (104th): Davis-Bacon Repeal Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 12, 1995 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 105

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 141

[Report No. 104-80]

To repeal the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 to provide new job opportunities, effect significant cost savings on Federal construction contracts, promote small business participation in Federal contracting, reduce unnecessary paperwork and reporting requirements, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 4, 1995

Mrs. KASSEBAUM (for herself, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. COATS, Mr. GREGG, Mr. BROWN, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. NICKLES, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. WARNER, Mr. PRESSLER, Mr. GRAMS, Mr. KYL, Mr. HELMS, Mr. COVERDELL, Mr. THURMOND, Mr. SMITH, and Mr. MACK) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources

May 12 (legislative day, MAY 1), 1995

Reported by Mrs. KASSEBAUM, with amendments

[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To repeal the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 to provide new job opportunities, effect significant cost savings on Federal construction contracts, promote small business participation in Federal contracting, reduce unnecessary paperwork and reporting requirements, 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 ‘Davis-Bacon Repeal Act’.

SEC. 2. DAVIS-BACON ACT OF 1931 REPEALED.

    The Act of March 3, 1931, (commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act) (40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.), is repealed.

SEC. 3. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934 ( [Struck out->] 42 [<-Struck out] 40 U.S.C. 276c) (commonly known as the Copeland Act) is repealed.

SEC. 4. TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY CONTRACTS.

    Section 3 of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831b) is amended by striking the second, third, and fourth paragraphs.

SEC. [Struck out->] 4 [<-Struck out] 5 . EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The provisions of this Act shall take effect 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act but shall not affect any contract in existence on that date or made pursuant to invitations for bids outstanding on that date.

Calendar No. 105

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 141

[Report No. 104-80]

A BILL

To repeal the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 to provide new job opportunities, effect significant cost savings on Federal construction contracts, promote small business participation in Federal contracting, reduce unnecessary paperwork and reporting requirements, and for other purposes.


May 12 (legislative day, MAY 1), 1995

Reported with amendments