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S.773: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013

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Sponsor Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 5 (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 18, 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

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April 18, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.