H. R. 5688
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 7, 2018
Mrs. Bustos (for herself and Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 relating to the operation and maintenance of navigation facilities, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018.
Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric facilities
Section 314 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2321) is amended—
in the heading by inserting
navigation and before
in the first sentence, by striking
Activities currently performed and inserting the following:
Activities currently performed
in subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (2)), by inserting
navigation or before
in the second sentence, by striking
This section and inserting the following:
Major maintenance contracts allowed
by adding at the end the following:
This section does not—
apply to a navigation facility that was under contract on or before the date of enactment of this subsection with a non-Federal interest to perform operations or maintenance; and
prohibit the Secretary from contracting out commercial activities after the date of enactment of this subsection at a navigation facility.
The table of contents contained in section 1(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4604) is amended by striking the item relating to section 314 and inserting the following:
Sec. 314. Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric facilities.