H. R. 5061
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2018
Mr. Sanford 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
To amend title 46, United States Code, to limit recovery for certain injuries incurred in shellfish aquaculture activities if a remedy is available.
This Act may be cited as the
Shellfish Aquaculture Improvement Act of 2018.
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—
(a) In general.— before the first sentence; and
by adding at the end the following:
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.