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.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 20th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2003
Length: 19 pages
108th Congress (2003–2004)
This bill was introduced on April 10, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)
Apr 10, 2003
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H.R. 1737 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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