S.2448 - Mine Safety Enforcement, Reporting, and Training Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/16/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/16/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2448 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/16/2006)
Mine Safety Enforcement, Reporting, and Training Act - Amends the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to require a minimum $500 penalty for a violation of the Act.
Requires an operator of a mine to promptly pay a civil penalty owed under this Act before contesting the penalty before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission or appealing the decision to the appropriate court.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to submit an annual report to Congress detailing fines assessed and collected. Authorizes increased appropriations for assistance to states under such Act.