All Information (Except Text) for S.176 - HELP for Coal Miners Health Care Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 01/17/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S343-344) (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
HELP for Coal Miners Health Care Act of 2017
Helping Ensure Long-Term Protection for Coal Miners Health Care Act of 2017
Actions Overview (1)
|01/17/2017||Introduced in Senate|
01/17/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/17/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S343-344)|
Action By: Senate
01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S343-344)
|Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]||01/30/2017|
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|Senate Finance||01/17/2017||Referred to|
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Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/17/2017)
Helping Ensure Long-Term Protection for Coal Miners Health Care Act of 2017 or the HELP for Coal Miners Health Care Act of 2017
This bill amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) to transfer certain funds to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan to provide health benefits to retired coal miners and their families.
The bill expands the group whose retiree health benefits are taken into account in determining the amount that the Department of the Treasury must transfer from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and the General Fund of the Treasury to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan.
The Government Accountability Office must study the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan and submit to Congress reports analyzing whether federal funds are being spent appropriately by the plan.
The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal requirements for current and former signatories to labor agreements with the United Mineworkers of America to pay unassigned beneficiaries premiums or backstop premiums if transfers under SMCRA are less than the amount required to be transferred.