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H.R. 5061 (115th): Shellfish Aquaculture Improvement Act of 2018

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To amend title 46, United States Code, to limit recovery for certain injuries incurred in shellfish aquaculture activities if a remedy is available.

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Sponsor and status

Marshall “Mark” Sanford

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Feb 15, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

What stakeholders are saying

East Coast Shellfish Growers Association: H.R. 5061 will provide a narrow exemption for aquaculture farmers from having to carry duplicative insurance policies that in turn inflate our insurance costs and expose our small businesses to unlimited liability.


Feb 15, 2018

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H.R. 5061 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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