S.766 - PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 03/13/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.766 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/13/2019)
Providing Responsible Oversight of Trusts to Ensure Compensation and Transparency for Asbestos Victims Act of 2019 or the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act of 2019
This bill modifies several aspects of the asbestos bankruptcy trust system. An asbestos bankruptcy trust is established when a company subject to asbestos-related liability files for bankruptcy under chapter 11.
Among other things, the bill
- provides statutory authority for the U.S. Trustee Program within the Department of Justice to investigate the administration and operation of asbestos bankruptcy trusts; and
- creates new criminal offenses for making a false representation to, or a false claim for payment by, an asbestos bankruptcy trust.