1999 US Code
Title 40 – PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS
CHAPTER 3 – PUBLIC BUILDINGS A


§276d–2. Waiver for individuals who perform volunteer services for nonprofit entities

The requirement that certain laborers and mechanics be paid in accordance with the wage-setting provisions of the Act of March 3, 1931 (commonly known as the “Davis-Bacon Act”) (40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.) as set forth in any of the Acts or provisions described in section 276d–3 of this title shall not apply to any individual—

(1) who volunteers—

(A) to perform a service directly to a public or private nonprofit recipient of Federal assistance for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation for services rendered, but solely for the personal purpose or pleasure of the individual; and

(B) to provide such services freely and without pressure or coercion, direct or implied, from any employer;


(2) whose contribution of service is not for the direct or indirect benefit of any contractor otherwise performing or seeking to perform work on the same project for which the individual is volunteering;

(3) who is not employed by and does not provide services to a contractor or subcontractor at any time on the federally assisted or insured project for which the individual is volunteering; and

(4) who is not otherwise employed by the recipient of Federal assistance to perform the same type of services as those for which the individual proposes to volunteer.

(Pub. L. 103–355, title VII, §7304, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3383.)

References in Text

Act of March 3, 1931, referred to in text, is act Mar. 3, 1931, ch. 411, 46 Stat. 1494, as amended, known as the Davis-Bacon Act, which is classified generally to section 276a to 276a–5 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 276a of this title and Tables.

Effective Date

For effective date and applicability of section, see section 10001 of Pub. L. 103–355, set out as an Effective Date of 1994 Amendment note under section 251 of Title 41, Public Contracts.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 276d, 276d–3 of this title.