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H.R. 2058: JOBS Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 3, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2058

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 3, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Wasserman Schultz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to remove certain restrictions on advertising and public relations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Job Opportunity and Business Services Act or the JOBS Act.

2.

Advertising and public relations

(a)

Reports

Section 185(d)(1) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3245(d)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (D), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(F)

the advertising budget and a description of the advertising for which funds received under this title were used.

.

(b)

Clarification on advertising and public relations costs

Section 195 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3255) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (B), by striking or at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(D)

public relations and advertising costs for program outreach or activities otherwise related to carrying out the purposes of this Act under section 2.

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(c)

Removal of certain regulatory restrictions

None of the restrictions on advertising or public relations described in section 200.421 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), shall apply to this title.

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3.

Regulations

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall issue regulations to place safeguards on funds received under title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3111 et seq.) that may be used to advertise to the public to ensure that such funds are not used in a fraudulent manner or in any way misappropriated.