H. R. 6422
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2010
Mr. Stupak introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 with respect to current connection.
This Act may be cited as the
Railroad Retirement Fairness
Special rule for establishing current connection relating to certain employment in the Department of State
Section 1(o) of the
Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 is amended by inserting
of State (in a position the Secretary of State certifies as railroad
the Department of
The amendment made by this section applies with respect to annuities payable for months beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Equitable extension of current connection
Section 1(o) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45
U.S.C. 231(o)) is amended by inserting
An individual who, at the time
the individual makes an inquiry to the Board, has a current connection shall
not be deemed to have lost that current connection thereafter if the Board
misleads or fails to properly inform that individual about that requirement and
if that conduct by the Board, according to the principles of equity, should
stop the Board from deeming the individual to have lost that current
connection. after the first sentence.
The amendment made by this section applies with respect to annuities applied for on or after February 3, 1989.