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Passed House amended (10/17/1995)

Repeals provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993 which amended the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act with respect to applicable State workers' compensation laws.

Amends the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSAWPA) to make State workers' compensation laws, which are applicable and provide coverage for a migrant or seasonal agricultural worker, the exclusive remedy for actual damages for loss from an injury or death of such a worker, for all cases in which a final judgment has not been entered. Provides that this does not preclude recovery for statutory damages or an injunction under such Act.

(Sec. 2) Increases statutory damages under MSAWPA under certain limited circumstances.

(Sec. 3) Provides for tolling of the statute of limitations on actions brought under MSAWPA during the time period in which a claim under State workers' compensation is pending.

(Sec. 4) Requires disclosure of information regarding workers' compensation coverage to migrant or seasonal agricultural workers.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of Labor to determine the level of liability insurance required of employers engaged in transportation of migrant or seasonal agricultural workers.