H.R. 3794 (112th): Volunteer Freedom Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jan 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3794

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 18, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To repeal the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Volunteer Freedom Act.

2.

Repeal of volunteer service statutes

Effective on the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.) are repealed.

3.

Benefits and awards to volunteers preserved

(a)

Award for Completion of Service

An individual described in section 146(a) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12602(a)) who successfully completes a required full-time, part-time, summer, or silver scholar term of service prior to the date specified in section 2 of this Act, shall receive the educational award amount for such service under section 147 of the of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12603).

(b)

Award for Partial Completion of Service

If an individual serving in an approved national service position does not complete a required full-time, part-time, summer, or silver scholar term of service prior to the date specified in section 2 of this Act, the Corporation may provide the individual with that portion of the educational award approved for the individual that corresponds to the quantity of the term of service actually completed by the individual.