WASHINGTON – The National Marine Manufacturers Association is applauding the introduction of H.R. 940 – the Recreational Marine Employment Act – in the House of Representatives, Feb. 17, by Congressman Ric Keller (R-Fla.), NMMA said in a release yesterday.
“RMEA would amend the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act in an effort to honor the act’s original intent of exempting the recreational marine industry from its onerous provisions,” NMMA said in its press release.
The bill currently has 15 co-sponsors including:
“NMMA is delighted once again to stand beside Congressman Keller in pursuit of our mutual goal of exempting the recreational marine industry from the strictures of LHWCA,” said Monita Fontaine, NMMA vice president of government relations. “RMEA has a great list of sponsors in the House and NMMA will continue to work with them to pass this important legislation.”
NMMA believes the coverage mandated by LHWCA is unnecessary because the recreational marine industry is already covered under state worker’s compensation plans.
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