S.J.Res. 248 (93rd): A joint resolution assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving the nuclear reactor of a U.S. warship.

Oct 09, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 93-513.
John Pastore
Senator from Rhode Island
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Last Updated
Dec 06, 1974
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1089 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 16, 1974

H.J.Res. 1161 (Related)
Joint resolution assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving the nuclear reactor ...

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 25, 1974


This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on December 6, 1974.

Introduced Oct 09, 1974
Referred to Committee Oct 09, 1974
Reported by Committee Oct 16, 1974
Passed Senate Nov 21, 1974
Passed House Nov 25, 1974
Signed by the President Dec 06, 1974

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S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the president, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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Stipulates that it is the policy of the United States that it will pay claims or judgments for bodily injury, death, or damage or loss of real or personal property resulting from a nuclear incident involving a utilization facility in a United States nuclear powered warship; provided that the injury, death, or damage was not caused by the act of an armed force engaged in combat or as a result of civil insurrection.
States that the President may authorize, under such terms and conditions as he may direct, the payment of such claims or judgments from any contingency funds available to the Government or may certify such claims or judgments to the Congress for appropriation of the necessary funds.

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