Text: H.R.1722 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/25/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1722

To direct the Secretary of Labor to conduct a review of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 25, 2013

Mr. McKinley (for himself, Mr. Enyart, Mr. Griffith of Virginia, and Mr. Roe of Tennessee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Labor to conduct a review of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Burdensome Paperwork Reduction for Our Miners Act”.

SEC. 2. Review of black lung forms.

(a) Review.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor, acting through the Director of the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation and the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Labor, and in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall conduct a review of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program to determine whether it is feasible to combine or reduce such forms in order to further the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13).

(b) Implementation.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall implement any feasible combination or reduction of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program identified in the review conducted under subsection (a).

(c) Reports.—

(1) INITIAL REPORT OF REVIEW.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to Congress that describes the findings of the review conducted under subsection (a).

(2) REPORT OF IMPLEMENTATION.—Not later than 1 year after the Secretary implements any combination or reduction of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program under subsection (b), the Secretary shall submit a report to Congress that describes such implementation.