S 1036

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1036

To amend title 40, United States Code, to ensure that job opportunities for people who are blind and people with significant disabilities are met by requiring the application of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act to certain lease agreements entered into by the Federal Government for private buildings or improvements.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 19, 2011

Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Mr. VITTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend title 40, United States Code, to ensure that job opportunities for people who are blind and people with significant disabilities are met by requiring the application of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act to certain lease agreements entered into by the Federal Government for private buildings or improvements.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `AbilityOne Improvements Act'.

SEC. 2. APPLICABILITY OF JAVITS-WAGNER-O'DAY ACT.

    Section 585(a) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(3) APPLICABILITY OF JAVITS-WAGNER-O'DAY ACT- A lease agreement for space under this section for the accommodation of a federal agency as described in paragraph (1) that is issued or renewed after the date of enactment of this paragraph shall require the federal agency, lessor, or property manager to comply with provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46 et seq.) that are applicable to federal buildings if--

        `(A) the lease is for 60 percent or more of the useable space on the property or improvement in which 1 or more federal agencies are to be accommodated, as determined by the Administrator; or

        `(B) the federal agency to be accommodated under the lease is, as of the date of the lease, required to contract pursuant to that Act for services being transitioned to the leased space.'.

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