H. R. 3285
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 21, 2009
Mr. Snyder introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend that portion of title 28, United States Code, commonly called the Tort Claims Act, in order to assure that individuals accompanying Federal employees who are engaged in missions for the United States Government in foreign countries have legal recourse against the Government for certain tort claims, and for other purposes.
That section 2680(k) of title 28, United
States Code, is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting
, except a claim made by an individual who is in that foreign country to
accompany, with the knowledge and consent of the Government, an employee of the
Government who is in that foreign country on behalf of the United States. For
the purpose of the exception in the preceding sentence, the law of the place
where the act or omission occurred shall be deemed to be the law of the current
or last United States domicile of the claimant.