H.R. 1699: Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 26, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 26, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 26, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Bill Huizenga

Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015
Length: 79 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to require Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts minimizing its unfair competition with private sector firms and their non-inmate workers and empowering Federal agencies to get the best value for taxpayers' dollars, to provide a five-year period during which Federal Prison Industries adjusts to obtaining inmate work opportunities through other than its mandatory source status, to enhance inmate access to remedial and vocational opportunities and other rehabilitative opportunities to better prepare inmates for a successful return to society, to authorize alternative inmate work opportunities in support of non-profit organizations and other public service programs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Mar 26, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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