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AMENDMENT NO. 330
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the senior Senator from Colorado (Mr. Dominick) is recognized for the purpose of calling up an amendment.
Mr. DOMINICK. Mr. President, I am not certain whether, under the rule, I may modify the amendment I am about to call up, since the Senator from Ohio (Mr. Taft) has asked for the yeas and nays. I state that as a parliamentary inquiry.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Since the amendment has not been formally offered, the Senator has a right to modify it prior to offering it.
Mr. DOMINICK. I thank the Chair. I send to the desk amendment No. 330 together with a modification and ask that it be read.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The amendment will be stated.
Mr. DOMINICK. Mr. President, I ask that the further reading of the amendment be dispensed with and that the amendment be printed in the Record.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The amendment, as modified, is as follows:
Proposed by Mr. DOMINICK (for himself, Mr. Taft, and Mr.
BEALL) to S. 1861, a bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, to extend its protection to additional employees, to raise the minimum wage to $2.20 an hour, and for other purposes, viz: Strike all material after
the enacting clause and, in lieu thereof, insert the following: 1 That this Act may be cited as the “Fair Labor Standards
2 Amendments of 1973”.
DEFINITIONS AND APPLICABILITY TO GOVERNMENT
SEC. 2. (a) Section 3 (d) of the Fair Labor Standards 6 Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203 (d)) is amended to read as
“(d) 'Employer' includes any person acting directly or 9 indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an
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f employee, including the United States, any State or political 2 subdivision of a State, and any agency or instrumentality 3 thereof or interstate governmental agency, but shall not in4 clude any labor organization (other than when acting as an 5 employer), or anyone acting in the capacity of officer or 6 agent of such labor organization." 7 (b) Section 3 (e) of such Act is amended by adding at 8 the end thereof the following: "In the case of any individual 9 employed by the United States, employee' means any in10 dividual employed (i) as a civilian in the military depart11 ments as defined in section 102 of title 5, United States
12 Code, (ii) in executive agencies as defined in section 105 13 of title 5, United States Code (including employees who are 14 paid from nonappropriated funds), (ii) in the United 15 States Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commission, (iv)
16 in those units of the legislative and judicial branches of the
17 Federal Government having positions in the competitive
18 service, and (v) in the Library of Congress. In the case of 19 any individual employed by a State, or the political sub20 division of any State or an interstate governmental agency 21 the term 'employee' shall include any employee of that State, 22 political subdivision, or agency but the term shall not in23 clude any individual elected to public office in any State or 24 political subdivision of any State by the qualified voters there25 of or any person chosen by such officer to be on such officers'
1 personal staff, or an appointee on the policymaking level of 2 an immediate adviser with respect to the exercise of the con3 stitutional or legal powers of the office. The exemption set 4 forth in the preceding sentence shall not include employees 5 subject to the civil service laws of a State government or 6 political subdivision or applicable to an interstate govern7 mental agency."
(c) Section 3 (b) of such Act is amended to read as
10 “(h) 'Industry' means a trade, business, industry, or 11 other activity, or branch or group thereof, in which individ12 uals are gainfully employed.”.
(d) The last sentence of section 3 (m) is amended to
14 read as follows: "In determining the wage of a tipped
15 employee, the amount paid such employee by his employer 16 shall be deemed to be increased on account of tips by an
17 amount determined by the employer, but not by an amount
18 in excess of 50 per centum of the applicable minimum wage 19 rate, except that the amount of the increase on account of 20 tips determined by the employer may not exceed the value 21 of tips actually received by the employee. The previous 22 sentence shall not apply with respect to any tipped employee 23 unless (1) such employee has been informed by the employer 24 of the provisions of this section, and (2) all tips received 25 by such employee have been retained by the employee, ex
1 cept that nothing herein shall prohibit the pooling of tips 2 among employees who customarily and regularly receive 3 tips.” 4 (e) (1) The first sentence of section 3 (r) of such Act
5 is amended by inserting after the word "whether”, the words
6 “public or private or conducted for profit or not for profit,
7 or whether" .
(2) The second sentence of such subsection is amended
9 to read as follows: "For purposes of this subsection, the ac
10 tivities performed by any person in connection with the 11 activities of the Government of the United States or any
12 State or political subdivision shall be deemed to be activities 13 performed for a business purpose.”.
(f) The first sentence of section 3 (s) of such Act is
15 amended by inserting after the words “means an enter16 prise”, the parenthetical clause“ (whether public or private
or operated for profit or not for profit and including activities 18 of the Government of the United States or of any State or 19 political subdivision of any State)”. 20 (g) Section 4 of such Act is amended by adding at the 21 end thereof the following new subsection: 22 " (f) The Secretary is authorized to enter into an agree23 ment with the Librarian of Congress with respect to any indi24 vidual employed in the Library of Congress, to provide for 25 the carrying out of his functions under this Act with respect