Why Should I Vote On BetterDistricts?

Polling is a powerful tool to help our elected officials determine how they should vote.

Standard polling methods don't give you the control that you deserve. With BetterDistricts you can show your representative exactly how strongly a bill is supported in your community.

Send a clear signal on how you want your government to work.

 

H.R. 6585 - Camp Lejeune Family Member Protection Act

Introduced: 2018-07-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
Summary Not Available

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6585


    To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for recovery by members of the Armed Forces for certain acts or omissions by the United States, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

    Mr. Cartwright (for himself and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for recovery by members of the Armed Forces for certain acts or omissions by the United States, 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 “Camp Lejeune Family Member Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Recovery by members of the Armed Forces for certain acts or omissions by the United States.

(a) In general.—Chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 2681. Recovery by members of the military or naval forces of the United States for certain acts or omissions

“(a) In general.—A claim may be brought against the United States under this chapter for damages relating to the personal injury or death of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States arising out of a negligent or wrongful act or omission by a person acting within the scope of the office or employment of that person by or at the direction of the Government of the United States, whether inside or outside the United States, where the claim arises out of a violation of the environmental laws of the United States or a violation of the environmental laws of any state or municipality.

“(b) Exception for combatant activities.—This section does not apply to any claim arising out of the combatant activities of the Armed Forces during time of armed conflict.

“(c) Application of certain rules.—For purposes of claims brought under this section—

“(1) subsections (j) and (k) of section 2680 do not apply;

“(2) in the case of an act or omission under this Act, the ‘law of the place where the act or omission occurred’ shall be deemed to be the law of the place of domicile of the plaintiff; and

“(3) such a claim shall not preclude recovery on behalf of a spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“2681. Recovery by members of the military or naval forces of the United States for certain acts or omissions.”.

(c) Application.—This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall apply in the case of any pending action brought not earlier than 3 years prior to the date of enactment of this Act and any action commenced after the date of enactment of this Act.


Relevant News Stories And Blog Posts

Title Worth Reading

Vote on H.R. 6585

 

Activity in last 30 days