H.R.5509 - United States Cruise Tourism Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] (Introduced 10/01/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||10/28/2002 Executive Comment Requested from DOT.|
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Summary: H.R.5509 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
United States Cruise Tourism Act of 2002 - Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to approve the transportation of passengers on foreign-flag cruise vessels not otherwise qualified to engage in the coastwise trade between ports in the United States, directly or by way of a foreign port, except with respect to coastwise trade served by a U.S.-flag cruise vessel. Requires termination of any such foreign-flag cruise vessel passenger service within three years after a U.S.-flag cruise vessel commences such service between the same ports.
Introduced in House (10/01/2002)
Requires the owner or charterer of a qualified foreign-flag cruise vessel to have any vessel repairs performed in the United States, unless the vessel requires repairs or service while at a distant foreign port. Directs the Secretary to terminate the coastwise trade privileges of the owner or charterer of a foreign-flag cruise vessel if such repairs have not been made in the United States. Provides for a waiver of such requirements in emergencies.