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


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5061

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2018

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Shellfish Aquaculture Improvement Act of 2018.

2.

Limitation on recovery for certain injuries incurred in shellfish aquaculture activities if State remedy is available

Section 30104 of title 46, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by inserting (a) In general.— before the first sentence; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Limitation on recovery by aquaculture workers

For purposes of subsection (a), the term seaman does not include an individual who is an aquaculture worker, as that term is defined in section 701.302(c)(5) of title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of the enactment of the Shellfish Aquaculture Improvement Act of 2018, if State workers’ compensation is available to such individual.

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