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RECA Amendments Act of 2013

RECA Amendments Act of 2013

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To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes
To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes

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HEN13504 S.L.C.
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TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
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To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensationfor workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. U
DALL
of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. C
RAPO
, Mr. H
EINRICH
, Mr. B
EN
-
NET
, Mr. U
DALL
of Colorado, and Mr. R
ISCH
) introduced the following  bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
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A BILL
To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to im-prove compensation for workers involved in uranium min-ing, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Radiation Exposure
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Compensation Act Amendments of 2013’’.
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SEC. 2. REFERENCES.
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Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in
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this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms
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of an amendment to or repeal of a section or other provi-
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sion of law, the reference shall be considered to be made
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to a section or other provision of the Radiation Exposure
2
Compensation Act (Public Law 101–426; 42 U.S.C. 2210
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note).
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SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF FUND.
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Section 3(d) is amended—
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(1) by striking the first sentence and inserting 
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‘‘The Fund shall terminate 19 years after the date
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of the enactment of the Radiation Exposure Com-
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pensation Act Amendments of 2013.’’; and
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(2) by striking ‘‘22-year’’ and inserting ‘‘19-
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 year’’.
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SEC. 4. CLAIMS RELATING TO ATMOSPHERIC TESTING.
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(a) L
EUKEMIA 
C
LAIMS
R
ELATING TO
T
RINITY 
T
EST
 
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IN
N
EW 
M
EXICO AND
T
ESTS IN THE
P
 ACIFIC
.—Section
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4(a)(1)(A) is amended—
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(1) in clause (i)—
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(A) in subclause (II)—
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(i) by striking ‘‘in the affected area’’
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and inserting ‘‘in an affected area’’; and
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(ii) by striking ‘‘or’’ after the semi-
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colon;
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(B) by redesignating subclause (III) as
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subclause (V); and
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(C) by inserting after subclause (II) the
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following:
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‘‘(III) was physically present in
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an affected area for the period begin-
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ning on June 30, 1945, and ending on
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July 31, 1945; or
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‘‘(IV) was physically present in
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an affected area—
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‘‘(aa) for a period of at least
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1 year during the period begin-
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ning on June 30, 1946, and end-
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ing on August 19, 1958; or
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‘‘(bb) for the period begin-
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ning on April 25, 1962, and end-
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ing on November 5, 1962; or’’;
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and
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(2) in clause (ii)(I), by striking ‘‘physical pres-
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ence described in subclause (I) or (II) of clause (i)
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or onsite participation described in clause (i)(III)’’
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and inserting ‘‘physical presence described in sub-
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clause (I), (II), (III), or (IV) of clause (i) or onsite
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participation described in clause (i)(V)’’.
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(b) A 
MOUNTS FOR
C
LAIMS
R
ELATED TO
L
EU
-
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KEMIA 
.—Section 4(a)(1) is amended—
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