H.R.2114 - Ed Walker Memorial Act for Improvements to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] (Introduced 04/27/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||06/04/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2114 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/2009)
Ed Walker Memorial Act for Improvements to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program - Amends the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to include certain former nuclear weapons program workers in the Special Exposure Cohort under the energy employees occupational illness compensation program.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) issue regulations for designating additional classes of employees, including those employed during a period of residual contamination, as members of the Special Exposure Cohort; and (2) determine whether workers employed at the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York, meet the requirements of this Act for membership in the Special Exposure Cohort.
Requires the Secretary to provide a report to Congress identifying facilities at which classes of employees were employed that meet the requirements for membership in the Special Exposure Cohort, as well as the number of classes and the number of employees in each class.