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H.R. 5688: Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5688

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2018

(for herself and Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 relating to the operation and maintenance of navigation facilities, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Navigation Workers Protection Act of 2018.

2.

Operation and maintenance of navigation and hydroelectric facilities

(a)

In general

Section 314 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2321) is amended—

(1)

in the heading by inserting navigation and before hydroelectric facilities;

(2)

in the first sentence, by striking Activities currently performed and inserting the following:

(a)

In general

Activities currently performed

;

(3)

in subsection (a) (as designated by paragraph (2)), by inserting navigation or before hydroelectric;

(4)

in the second sentence, by striking This section and inserting the following:

(b)

Major maintenance contracts allowed

This section

; and

(5)

by adding at the end the following:

(c)

Exclusion

This section does not—

(1)

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

(2)

prohibit the Secretary from contracting out commercial activities after the date of enactment of this subsection at a navigation facility.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

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.

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