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H.R. 940 (109th): Recreational Marine Employment Act of 2005


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 30, 2005 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 97

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 940

[Report No. 109–161]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 17, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Shaw, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Foley, Ms. Harris, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Renzi, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, and Mr. Upton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

June 30, 2005

Additional sponsors: Mr. Feeney, Mr. Mack, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Kline, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Putnam, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Davis of Florida, and Mr. Wamp

June 30, 2005

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to clarify the exemption for recreational vessel support employees, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Recreational Marine Employment Act of 2005.

2.

Clarification of recreational vessel worker exemption

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) is amended as follows:

(1)

Section 2 (33 U.S.C. 902) is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (3)—

(i)

so that subparagraph (C) reads as follows:

(C)

individuals employed by or at, or engaged in the construction or maintenance of, a recreational marine facility or structure;

and

(ii)

so that subparagraph (F) reads as follows:

(F)

individuals employed primarily to build, repair, test, maintain, accommodate, buy, sell, store, restore, transport by land, or dismantle a recreational vessel;

; and

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (22) as paragraph (24) and inserting after paragraph (21) the following new paragraphs:

(22)

The term recreational marine facility or structure means a place used primarily to build, repair, test, maintain, accommodate, buy, sell, store, restore, or dismantle recreational vessels.

(23)

The term recreational vessel means a vessel manufactured primarily for pleasure use.

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June 30, 2005

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed