H.R. 1737 (108th): Asbestos Victims’ Compensation Act of 2003


Apr 10, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Calvin “Cal” Dooley

Representative for California's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2003
Length: 19 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the fair and efficient judicial consideration of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of asbestos exposure, to ensure that individuals who suffer harm, now or in the future, from illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos receive compensation for their injuries, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/10/2003--Introduced.Asbestos Victims' Compensation Act of 2003 - Declares physical impairment of the asbestos-exposed person to be an essential element of an asbestos claim.States that cancer satisfies that requirement.Requires civil actions ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 10, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1737”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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