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

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 1722 Introduced in House (IH)]

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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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