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H.R.1645: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 7 (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013 - Amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund until 19 years after enactment of this Act.

Prescribes additional periods of required presence in an affected area during atmospheric nuclear testing for individuals filing leukemia or specified disease claims. Increases the amount of compensation an individual filing a claim may receive to $150,000.

Expands "affected area" to include Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico, as well as any county in Arizona, Nevada, or Utah.

Extends to December 31, 1990, the period during which an individual employed at any time in a uranium mine or uranium mill is made eligible to receive compensation for a disease claim due to radiation exposure. Makes a core driller eligible to receive compensation upon filing of a disease claim.

Makes miners, core drillers, and ore transporters who suffer renal c...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary