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Text of the To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the application of the Act popularly known as the “Death on ...

...the “Death on the High Seas Act” to aviation incidents.

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 3, 1999 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 1999 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 17

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 603

[Report No. 106-32]

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.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 1999

Mr. SHERWOOD introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

February 24, 1999

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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.

Union Calendar No. 17

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 603

[Report No. 106-32]

A BILL

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.


February 24, 1999

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed