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H.R. 5052: WAVES Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5052

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 12, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Young, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Norton, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Jackson Lee, and Ms. Schakowsky) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to include local government minimum wage requirements in determining the hourly minimum wage applicable for purposes of the work-study allowance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act or the WAVES Act.

2.

Amount of work-study allowance under Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs

(a)

In general

Paragraph (6) of section 3485(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(6)

For the purposes of this subsection and subsection (e), the term applicable hourly minimum wages means the higher of the following wages:

(A)

The hourly minimum wage under section 6(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)).

(B)

The hourly minimum wage under comparable law of the State in which the services are to be performed.

(C)

The hourly minimum wage under comparable law of the local government with jurisdiction over the area in which the services are to be performed.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a payment of work-study allowance made on or after January 1, 2021.