S.3976 - Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Allen, George [R-VA] (Introduced 09/28/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.3976 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/28/2006)
Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2006 - States that any Pigford claimant (relating to a racial discrimination action against the Department of Agriculture) who has not previously obtained a determination on the merits of a Pigford claim may, in a civil action, obtain that determination.
States that it is Congress' intent that this Act be liberally construed so as to effectuate its remedial purpose of giving a full determination on the merits for each denied Pigford claim.
Defines: (1) "Pigford claimant" as an individual who previously submitted a late-filing request under the consent decree in the case of Pigford v. Glickman (1999); and (2) "Pigford claim" as a discrimination complaint as defined and documented by such consent decree.