H.R. 831: Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Gregg Harper
Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 26, 2013
Length
6 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

8% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To phase out special wage certificates under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 under which individuals with disabilities may be employed at subminimum wage rates.

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Cosponsors
77 cosponsors (59D, 18R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

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2/26/2013--Introduced.
Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Labor to discontinue issuing to any new profit or non-profit or governmental entity special wage certificates (which permit individuals with disabilities, including individuals employed in agriculture, to be paid at lower than minimum wages).
Prescribes requirements for a three-year phase-out of all certificates.
Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to repeal authority and requirements for the issuance of such certificates three years after enactment of this Act. Requires revocation of any certificates remaining at that time.

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