Summary: H.R.5542 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/09/2002)

Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibility Act - Amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to transfer part B black lung benefit responsibilities from the Commissioner of Social Security to the Secretary of Labor (thus consolidating all black lung benefit responsibility under the Secretary). (Current law makes the Commissioner responsible for part B benefits based on claims filed on or before December 31, 1973, and makes the Secretary responsible for part C benefits based on claims filed after such date.)