H.R.432 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of a nuclear radiation medal to persons who while members of the Armed Forces participated in an activity resulting in risk of exposure to nuclear radiation.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] (Introduced 01/09/1997)|
|Committees:||House - National Security|
|Latest Action:||05/21/1997 Unfavorable Executive Comment Received from DOD. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.432 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/09/1997)
Directs the Secretary of the military department concerned to issue a nuclear radiation medal to any person who, as a member of the armed forces, participated in a radiation-risk activity while serving on active duty or while performing active duty for training or inactive duty training.
Includes as a radiation-risk activity: (1) the on-site participation in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device; (2) the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, during a specified period during World War II; (3) internment as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II that resulted in an opportunity for exposure to ionizing radiation; and (4) any other activity that resulted in such exposure, as determined by such Secretary.