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H.R. 4766: Shellfish Aquaculture Improvement Act of 2019

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To amend title 46, United States Code, to exclude certain aquaculture workers from treatment as seamen for the purpose of liability in the event of injury or death, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Oct 18, 2019

Introduced on Oct 18, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 18, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What stakeholders are saying

Maine Aquaculture association
National Aquaculture Association Exempt Aquaculture from the Merchant Marine Act
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
East Coast Shellfish Growers Association We are proud to support this bill because we feel the requirements for Jones Act coverage for aquaculture workers is an undue burden, and exposes our members to unlimited liability lawsuits. We worked with the Seafarer's Union to develop the language ...


Oct 18, 2019

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H.R. 4766 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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