American Jobs Act of 2011 (Reid)

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American Jobs Act of 2011  (2011)  by Harry Reid
Introduction, Secs. 1-5

1st Session

S. 1549
To provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.


September 13, 2011
Mr. Reid (by request) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

September 14, 2011
Read the second time and placed on the calendar


To provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.

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


(a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the "American Jobs Act of 2011".

(b) Table of Contents.—The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. References.

Sec. 3. Severability.

Sec. 4. Buy American—Use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods.

Sec. 5. Wage rate and employment protection requirements.

Subtitle A—Payroll Tax Relief

Sec. 101. Temporary payroll tax cut for employers, employees and the self-employed.

Sec. 102. Temporary tax credit for increased payroll.

Subtitle B—Other Relief for Businesses

Sec. 111. Extension of temporary 100 percent bonus depreciation for certain business assets.

Sec. 112. Surety bonds.

Sec. 113. Delay in application of withholding on government contractors.

Subtitle A—Veterans Hiring Preferences

Sec. 201. Returning heroes and wounded warriors work opportunity tax credits.

Subtitle B—Teacher Stabilization

Sec. 202. Purpose.

Sec. 203. Grants for the outlying areas and the Secretary of the Interior; availability of funds.

Sec. 204. State allocation.

Sec. 205. State application.

Sec. 206. State reservation and responsibilities.

Sec. 207. Local educational agencies.

Sec. 208. Early learning.

Sec. 209. Maintenance of effort.

Sec. 210. Reporting.

Sec. 211. Definitions.

Sec. 212. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle C—First Responder Stabilization

Sec. 213. Purpose.

Sec. 214. Grant program.

Sec. 215. Appropriations.

Subtitle D—School Modernization
PART I—Elementary and Secondary Schools

Sec. 221. Purpose.

Sec. 222. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 223. Allocation of funds.

Sec. 224. State use of funds.

Sec. 225. State and local applications.

Sec. 226. Use of funds.

Sec. 227. Private schools.

Sec. 228. Additional provisions.

PART II—Community College Modernization

Sec. 229. Federal assistance for community college modernization.

PART III—General Provisions

Sec. 230. Definitions.

Sec. 231. Buy American.

Subtitle E—Immediate Transportation Infrastructure Investments

Sec. 241. Immediate transportation infrastructure investments.

Subtitle F—Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long Term Development

Sec. 242. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 243. Findings and purpose.

Sec. 244. Definitions.

PART I—American Infrastructure Financing Authority

Sec. 245. Establishment and general authority of AIFA.

Sec. 246. Voting members of the board of directors.

Sec. 247. Chief executive officer of AIFA.

Sec. 248. Powers and duties of the board of directors.

Sec. 249. Senior management.

Sec. 250. Special Inspector General for AIFA.

Sec. 251. Other personnel.

Sec. 252. Compliance.

PART II—Terms and Limitations on Direct Loans and Loan Guarantees

Sec. 253. Eligibility criteria for assistance from AIFA and terms and limitations of loans.

Sec. 254. Loan terms and repayment.

Sec. 255. Compliance and enforcement.

Sec. 256. Audits; reports to the President and Congress.

PART III—Funding of AIFA

Sec. 257. Administrative fees.

Sec. 258. Efficiency of AIFA.

Sec. 259. Funding.

PART IV—Extension of Exemption From Alternative Minimum Tax Treatment for Certain Tax-Exempt Bonds

Sec. 260. Extension of exemption from alternative minimum tax treatment for certain tax exempt bonds.

Subtitle G—Project Rebuild

Sec. 261. Project Rebuild.

Subtitle H—National Wireless Initiative

Sec. 271. Definitions.

PART I—Auctions of Spectrum and Spectrum Management

Sec. 272. Clarification of authorities to repurpose Federal spectrum for commercial purposes.

Sec. 273. Incentive auction authority.

Sec. 274. Requirements when repurposing certain mobile satellite services spectrum for terrestrial broadband use.

Sec. 275. Permanent extension of auction authority.

Sec. 276. Authority to auction licenses for domestic satellite services.

Sec. 277. Directed auction of certain spectrum.

Sec. 278. Authority to establish spectrum license user fees.

PART II—Public Safety Broadband Network

Sec. 281. Reallocation of D block for public safety.

Sec. 282. Flexible use of narrowband spectrum.

Sec. 283. Single public safety wireless network licensee.

Sec. 284. Establishment of Public Safety Broadband Corporation.

Sec. 285. Board of directors of the corporation.

Sec. 286. Officers, employees, and committees of the corporation.

Sec. 287. Nonprofit and nonpolitical nature of the corporation.

Sec. 288. Powers, duties, and responsibilities of the corporation.

Sec. 289. Initial funding for corporation.

Sec. 290. Permanent self funding; duty to assess and collect fees for network use.

Sec. 291. Audit and report.

Sec. 292. Annual report to Congress.

Sec. 293. Provision of technical assistance.

Sec. 294. State and local implementation.

Sec. 295. State and Local Implementation Fund.

Sec. 296. Public safety wireless communications research and development.

Sec. 297. Public Safety Trust Fund.

Sec. 298. FCC report on efficient use of public safety spectrum.

Sec. 299. Public safety roaming and priority access.

Subtitle A—Supporting Unemployed Workers

Sec. 301. Short title.

PART I—Extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Certain Extended Benefits Provisions, and Establishment of Self-Employment Assistance Program

Sec. 311. Extension of emergency unemployment compensation program.

Sec. 312. Temporary extension of extended benefit provisions.

Sec. 313. Reemployment services and reemployment and eligibility assessment activities.

Sec. 314. Federal State agreements to administer a self-employment assistance program.
Sec. 315. Conforming amendment on payment of Bridge to Work wages.
Sec. 316. Additional extended unemployment benefits under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.


Sec. 321. Establishment of Reemployment NOW program.
Sec. 322. Distribution of funds.
Sec. 323. State plan.
Sec. 324. Bridge to Work program.
Sec. 325. Wage insurance.
Sec. 326. Enhanced reemployment strategies.
Sec. 327. Self employment programs.
Sec. 328. Additional innovative programs.
Sec. 329. Guidance and additional requirements.
Sec. 330. Report of information and evaluations to Congress and the public.
Sec. 331. State.


Sec. 341. Treatment of short time compensation programs.
Sec. 342. Temporary financing of short time compensation payments in States with programs in law.
Sec. 343. Temporary financing of short time compensation agreements.
Sec. 344. Grants for short time compensation programs.
Sec. 345. Assistance and guidance in implementing programs.
Sec. 346. Reports.

Subtitle B—Long Term Unemployed Hiring Preferences

Sec. 351. Long term unemployed workers work opportunity tax credits.

Subtitle C—Pathways Back to Work

Sec. 361. Short title.
Sec. 362. Establishment of Pathways Back to Work Fund.
Sec. 363. Availability of funds.
Sec. 364. Subsidized employment for unemployed, low income adults.
Sec. 365. Summer employment and year round employment opportunities for low income youth.
Sec. 366. Work based employment strategies of demonstrated effectiveness.
Sec. 367. General requirements.
Sec. 368. Definitions.

Subtitle D—Prohibition of Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of an Individual's Status as Unemployed

Sec. 371. Short title.
Sec. 372. Findings and purpose.
Sec. 373. Definitions.
Sec. 374. Prohibited acts.
Sec. 375. Enforcement.
Sec. 376. Federal and State immunity.
Sec. 377. Relationship to other laws.
Sec. 378. Severability.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).