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H.R.2768 - S-MINER Act
To establish improved mandatory standards to protect miners during emergencies, and for other purposes.
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||An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-508 to promote the continued robust implementa tion of the 2006 MINER Act, increases worker safety by providing miners the opportunity to have a voice in mine safety, expands substance abuse programs to all mines to ensure safe working conditions for all miners, and addresses issues raised by the recent Crandall Canyon disaster.
||An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-508 to offer relief to mine operators that have been assessed penalties and pa y them in a timely fashion. It also establishes a trust fund within Treasury, composed of mine safety civil penalties. Funds from the trust fund can be used for mine safety inspections and investigations only.
||An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-508 to authorize $10,000,000 to award grants to provide rehabilitation service s to current and former miners suffering from mental health impairments, including drug addiction and substance abuse issues, which may have been caused or exacerbated by their work as miners.
|Jan 22, 2008||Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Jan 16, 2008||The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2768.
|Jan 16, 2008||On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 199 (Roll no. 10).
Result: Passed - January 16, 2008
Question: On Passage: H R 2768 S-MINER Act
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