H.R.3896: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Clarification Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 8 (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 16, 2014
Latest Major Action July 30, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Clarification Act of 2014 - Amends the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to define "recreational vessel" as a vessel:

  • being manufactured or operated primarily for pleasure; or
  • leased, rented, or chartered to another for the latter's pleasure.

Prescribes the following rules in applying the definition:

  • a vessel being manufactured or built, or being repaired under warranty by its manufacturer or builder, is a recreational vessel if the vessel appears intended, based on its design and construction, to be for ultimate recreational uses. Requires the manufacturer or builder to bear the burden of establishing that a vessel is recreational under this standard;
  • a vessel being repaired, dismantled for repair, or dismantled at the end of its life will be treated as recreational at the time of repair, dismantling for repair, or dismantling, provided that such vessel sha...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 29, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 29, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6995-6996)
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3896.
July 29, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6995-6997)
July 29, 2014 Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Jan. 16, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.