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Introduced in Senate (03/13/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 776


To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act for purposes of making claims under such Act based on exposure to atmospheric nuclear testing, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 13, 2019

Ms. McSally (for herself, Ms. Sinema, and Ms. Rosen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act for purposes of making claims under such Act based on exposure to atmospheric nuclear testing, and for other purposes.

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 “Downwinders Compensation Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

Section 4(b)(1) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (42 U.S.C. 2210 note; Public Law 101–426) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B)—

(A) by striking “that portion of”; and

(B) by striking “that consists of townships 13 through 16 at ranges 63 through 71”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C), by inserting “all acreage in any county all or part of which is located in” before “that part”.


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