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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/17/1988)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, S. Rept. 100-386)

Repeals provisions of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985 relating to the civil liability of Government contractors for injuries, property losses, or deaths arising out of nuclear weapons testing programs.

Makes the period during which such provisions were in effect (and, with respect to actions which were dismissed pursuant to such provisions, the period beginning with the initial filing of such action and ending with the repeal of such provisions) inapplicable for purposes of the tolling of any statute of limitations for claims.

Extends for one year the statute of limitations on all applicable civil actions in which the statute of limitations would expire within one year after the enactment of this Act.