The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 1999 (Passed the House).
HR 603 EH
H. R. 603
To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the application of the Act popularly known as the ‘Death on the High Seas Act’ to aviation incidents.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION AMENDMENT.
Section 40120(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘(including the Act entitled ‘An Act relating to the maintenance of actions for death on the high seas and other navigable waters’, approved March 30, 1920, commonly known as the Death on the High Seas Act (46 U.S.C. App. 761-767; 41 Stat. 537-538))’ after ‘United States’.
SEC. 2. APPLICABILITY.
The amendment made by section 1 applies to civil actions commenced after the date of the enactment of this Act and to civil actions that are not adjudicated by a court of original jurisdiction or settled on or before such date of enactment.
Passed the House of Representatives March 3, 1999.