S.1217 - A bill to require the Department of Labor to employ additional administrative law judges to hear cases under the Black Lung Benefits Act.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 05/23/1985)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/04/1985 Committee on Labor and Human Resources requested executive comment from Labor Department, Justice Department. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1217 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/23/1985)
Amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to direct the Secretary of Labor to reduce, within two years after enactment of this Act, the number of cases pending and awaiting review by: (1) administrative law judges to not more than 6,000; and (2) the Benefits Review Board to not more than 800.
Allows such reduction to be accomplished by employing or obtaining the services of additional administrative judges and using other measures.
Directs the Secretary to notify the Congress of the measures being taken to comply with this Act within 30 days after its enactment.