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H.R. 6169 (114th): Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 26, 2016 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6169

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to permit removal to United States district courts of certain civil actions filed in State courts.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act.

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Removal of civil actions filed in State courts

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act is amended by inserting after section 505 (33 U.S.C. 1365) the following:

505A.

Removal of civil actions filed in State courts

Any civil action filed in a State court that involves a claim of environmental contamination that impacts or threatens to impact any waters of the United States subject to the jurisdiction of the Corps of Engineers may be removed by the defendant to the United States district court for the district in which the civil action is pending.

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