S.1306 - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Improvement Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bunning, Jim [R-KY] (Introduced 06/19/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||06/19/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6846-6847) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1306 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/19/2009)
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Improvement Act of 2009 - Amends the Energy Employees Occupational Compensation Program Act of 2000 to replace the current requirements for occupational illness compensation to the survivors of a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor employee. Requires payment to a survivor of the compensation the deceased contractor employee would otherwise have been paid, if the employee dies after applying for the compensation but before receiving it. Requires payment of the compensation, if no survivors exist, to a claimant's surviving family members.
Requires a survivor eligible for contractor employee compensation under this Act as well as survivor compensation under the regular compensation schedule for survivors to elect one or the other. Prohibits any payment to a survivor of both kinds of compensation.