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Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1989

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Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1989

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Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1989

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Official Title as Introduced

To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 1990, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date
12/12/1989Became Public Law No: 101-225.
12/12/1989Signed by President.
12/01/1989Presented to President.
11/21/1989Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
11/21/1989Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SP1195) by Voice Vote.
11/20/1989Resolving differences -- House actions: House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 296.
11/18/1989Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1512 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
11/07/1989Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 383 - 3 (Roll No. 335).
09/06/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. H. Rept. 101-227.
05/24/1989Introduced in House

All Actions (69)

Date Chamber
12/12/1989Became Public Law No: 101-225.
12/12/1989Signed by President.
12/01/1989HousePresented to President.
12/01/1989SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
11/21/1989-8:57pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/21/1989-8:57pmHouseOn motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
11/21/1989-8:56pmHouseMr. Tauzin asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment.
11/21/1989SenateS.Amdt.1195 Amendment SP 1195 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/21/1989SenateS.Amdt.1195 Proposed by Senator Kohl. Relating to stevedore rights.
11/21/1989SenateSenate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SP1195) by Voice Vote.
11/21/1989SenateAmendment SP 1195 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/21/1989SenateAmendment SP 1195 proposed by Senator Kohl.
11/21/1989SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
11/21/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/20/1989SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and held at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
11/20/1989-3:30pmHouseHouse agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 296.
11/19/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/18/1989SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 1512 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1512 amended.
11/18/1989SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
11/14/1989SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 377.
11/07/1989-4:40pmHouseThe 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. 2459.
11/07/1989-4:40pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/07/1989-4:40pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 383 - 3 (Roll No. 335).
11/07/1989-4:16pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11/07/1989-4:15pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11/07/1989-4:15pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2459.
11/07/1989-4:15pmHouseH.Amdt.310 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-4:12pmHouseH.Amdt.310 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Walker.
11/07/1989-4:03pmHouseH.Amdt.309 By unanimous consent, the Walker amendment was withdrawn.
11/07/1989-3:48pmHouseH.Amdt.309 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Walker.
11/07/1989-3:48pmHouseH.Amdt.308 On agreeing to the Davis amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:45pmHouseH.Amdt.308 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Davis.
11/07/1989-3:44pmHouseH.Amdt.307 On agreeing to the Studds amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:43pmHouseH.Amdt.307 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Studds.
11/07/1989-3:43pmHouseH.Amdt.306 On agreeing to the Solomon amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:36pmHouseH.Amdt.306 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Solomon.
11/07/1989-3:33pmHouseH.Amdt.305 On agreeing to the Studds amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:33pmHouseH.Amdt.305 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Studds.
11/07/1989-3:32pmHouseH.Amdt.304 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:32pmHouseH.Amdt.304 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Young (AK).
11/07/1989-3:31pmHouseH.Amdt.303 On agreeing to the Tauzin amendments (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:30pmHouseH.Amdt.303 Amendments (A002) offered by Mr. Tauzin.
11/07/1989-3:29pmHouseH.Amdt.302 On agreeing to the Traficant amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11/07/1989-3:29pmHouseH.Amdt.302 Traficant amendment (A001) modified by unanimous consent.
11/07/1989-3:25pmHouseH.Amdt.302 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Traficant.
11/07/1989-3:15pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed general debate.
11/07/1989-3:14pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/07/1989-3:14pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
11/07/1989-3:05pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2459 as unfinished business.
11/07/1989-2:41pmHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to without objection.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseMr. Tauzin moved that the committee rise.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ike Skelton to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 270 and Rule XXIII.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2495 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five- minute rule.
11/07/1989-2:40pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 270.
10/19/1989-5:08pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 270 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2459 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under
09/06/1989HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 142.
09/06/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. H. Rept. 101-227.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
08/05/1989HouseMr. Tauzin asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries have until midnight on Sept. 1 to file a report on H.R. 2459. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
06/21/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
06/21/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
05/24/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
05/24/1989HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation
05/24/1989HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation
05/24/1989HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Commerce, Interior, DOT, and DOD.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
05/24/1989HouseReferred to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
05/24/1989HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B. [D-NC-1]* 05/24/1989
Rep. Davis, Robert W. [R-MI-11]* 05/24/1989
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2]* 05/24/1989

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries05/24/1989 Referred to
06/21/1989 Markup by
09/06/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-227
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation05/24/1989 Referred to
05/24/1989 Markup by
05/24/1989 Reported by

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Latest Summary (3)

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Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment (11/21/1989)

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1989 - Title I: Authorizations - Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for FY 1990 and 1991 for: (1) operation and maintenance; (2) acquisition, construction, rebuilding, and improvement for aids to navigation, shore and offshore facilities, vessels, and aircraft; (3) research, development, test, and evaluation; (4) retirement pay and benefits; and (5) alteration or removal of bridges that are obstructions to navigation.

Authorizes the end strength for active-duty personnel of the Coast Guard for FY 1990 and 1991.

Specifies the authorized average military training student load for the Coast Guard for FY 1990 and 1991.

Amends the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 (INRA) to rename the Rules of the Road Advisory Committee as the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. Amends the INRA and other Federal law to extend the termination of the Council and the Towing Safety Advisory Committee to September 30, 1995.

Amends Federal law to prohibit the Secretary from considering the political affiliation of individuals considered for appointment to the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee.

Title II: Programs - Makes technical amendments to the Act To Prevent Pollution from ships and to provisions of law relating to military whistleblowers.

Amends Federal law providing for continuity of grade for Coast Guard vice admirals when reappointed to another position as vice admiral to include reappointment of a vice admiral as an admiral.

Amends Federal law relating to appointment of Coast Guard personnel to require appointment to the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or lieutenant to be made by the President without the advice and consent of the Senate.

Directs the Secretary to furnish the board that recommends continuation of captains on active duty with the number of officers that may be so recommended, which number must be no less than 50 percent (currently 75 percent) of the number considered.

Authorizes the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, in certain circumstances, to adjust the date of appointment of Coast Guard Reserve officers.

Applies provisions relating to Coast Guard retention boards and removal from an active status to provide a flow of promotion to Reserve officers who have 18 years or more of service for retirement.

Authorizes the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to carry out a pilot program to establish and maintain a junior reserve officers training program, to be known as the Claude Pepper, Junior Reserve Officers Training Program, in Dade County, Florida, as part of the Maritime and Science Technology Academy established by the public school system in that county. Allows the Secretary to authorize the Academy to employ as administrators and instructors for the pilot program retired Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve commissioned, warrant, and petty officers. Provides for the amount of pay for each such employee and requires the Secretary to pay to the Academy one half of such amount.

Prohibits, notwithstanding any other law, any officer or employee of the United States from contracting for procurement of performance of any function being performed by Coast Guard personnel as of January 1, 1989, before: (1) the Secretary of Transportation has performed a study under a specified Office of Management and Budget circular with respect to that procurement; (2) the Secretary has performed a study to determine the impact of that procurement on the multimission capabilities of the Coast Guard; and (3) copies of the studies are submitted to specified committees of the Congress.

Requires contracts awarded by the Coast Guard for construction or services in States with an unemployment rate higher than the national average to include a provision requiring the contractor to employ local residents. Empowers the Secretary of Transportation, in certain circumstances, to waive such requirement.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) report to the Congress on the options available to control the infestation of U.S. waters, including the Great Lakes, by exotic species from ballast water; and (2) report to the Congress on the costs incurred by the Coast Guard in providing security at Kennebunkport, Maine, and seek reimbursement of those security costs from the Secretary of the Treasury.

Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish a vessel traffic service in the New York Harbor area and on the Lower Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to submit to the Congress: (1) a report on the needs for outfitting existing Coast Guard aircraft with surveillance and reconnaissance equipment to assist in law enforcement, and the cost of that equipment; and (2) a plan for closing existing gaps in radar coverage along the U.S. coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern U.S. coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

Amends Federal law relating to vessels and seamen to define "numbered vessel" to mean a vessel for which a number has been issued under provisions governing numbering of undocumented vessels.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of the Treasury to develop a procedure for constructive seizure of vessels engaged solely in coastwise trade which are suspected of being used for violations of law involving controlled substances.

Amends Federal law relating to a report to the Congress to specify that information in the report on user fees collected by the Coast Guard is to include user fees collected under any law.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) amend specified Federal regulations, governing the board for the correction of military records, to ensure that an application for correction is processed expeditiously and that final action is taken within ten months; and (2) appoint and maintain a permanent staff, and a panel of civilian officers or employees to serve as members of the board, which are adequate to ensure such processing and final action.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation or the Commandant of the Coast Guard, before acquiring a vessel for use by the Coast Guard, to review the inventory of vessels acquired by the Secretary or the Secretary of Commerce under default on federally insured ship mortgages to determine whether any of those vessels are suitable for the Coast Guard.

Amends Federal law relating to merchant seamen protection and relief to: (1) remove provisions authorizing the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to prescribe regulations; and (2) require an individual in charge of a documented vessel to report to the Secretary a complaint of a sexual offense prohibited under provisions of Federal criminal law relating to sexual abuse. Provides for civil monetary penalties for failing to make such a report.

Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to convey the Block Island Southeast Lighthouse to the Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Foundation of the town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island. Provides for continued U.S. operation and maintenance of navigation aids in the lighthouse.

Prohibits the Secretary of Transportation from transferring the Coast Guard cutter ACUSHNET from Gulfport, Mississippi, until two Coast Guard patrol boats are based permanently in Gulfport.

Deems the Coast Guard to be an instrumentality within the Department of Defense for certain purposes relating to housing.

Prohibits the reduction of 1990 or 1991 expenditures for Coast Guard services other than drug law enforcement unless Congress is notified in accordance with this Act. Provides that this provision shall not be construed to reduce the Coast Guard's ability to interdiction opportunities.

Provides for the operation of the Boston Light Station on a permanent basis.

Sets forth a Coast Guard environmental compliance and restoration program which shall include identifying and cleaning up hazardous substances and pollutants. Establishes the Coast Guard Environmental Compliance and Restoration Account.

Title III: Sets forth various technical amendments relating to documentation and licensing of vessels on the Great Lakes, vessel identification systems, commercial instruments and maritime liens, an extension of the exemption of certain fishing industries for inspection requirements, and the issuance of certificates of documentation for coastwise operation to several vessels.