Text: H.R.1128 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/16/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1128


To assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

Mrs. Beatty (for herself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Ms. Moore, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, and Ms. Jackson Lee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work.

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 “Return to Work Awareness Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Assisting survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work.

The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Job Accommodation Network, may disseminate information and promote awareness among survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences, such as traumatic brain injury and heart attack, and the families of such survivors, as well as among private employers, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers to—

(1) assist survivors of stroke and such other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work;

(2) improve survivor’s employability and demonstrate to employers the most effective ways to capitalize on the value and talent that these survivors add to the workplace; and

(3) enhance self-employment and entrepreneurship options for survivors.