H.R. 2728 (108th): Occupational Safety and Health Small Business Day in Court Act of 2004


Jul 15, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 18, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.


Charles “Charlie” Norwood Jr.

Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 20, 2004
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to provide for adjudicative flexibility with regard to an employer filing of a notice of contest following the issuance of a citation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; to provide for greater efficiency at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; to provide for an independent review of citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; to provide for the award of attorney's fees and costs to very small employers when they prevail in litigation prompted by the issuance of citations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and to amend the Paperwork Reduction Act and titles 5 and 31, United States Code, to reform Federal paperwork and regulatory processes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jul 15, 2003

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May 5, 2004
Reported by Committee

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May 18, 2004
Passed House

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26 cosponsors (26R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 18, 2004 3:42 p.m.
Passed 251/177

Related Bills

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H.R. 739 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 12, 2005

H.R. 2731 (Related)
Occupational Safety and Health Small Employer Access to Justice Act of 2004

Passed House
Last Action: May 18, 2004

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