H.R.880 - Stop Oil Spills Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] (Introduced 02/25/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/26/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.|
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Summary: H.R.880 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Stop Oil Spills Act of 2003 - SOS Act of 2003 - Amends existing law to accelerate from the year 2015 to the year 2007 the deadline for compliance with the double hull requirement for construction of tank carriage vessels that carry oil in bulk as cargo. Prohibits operation of any oil tank carriage vessel with a single hull, double bottom, or double sides after January 1, 2007.
Introduced in House (02/25/2003)
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund financing rate (tax) on single hull oil tankers.
Prohibits single hull tankers from transporting oil on navigable waters within 100 miles of a U.S. coastline, unless they: (1) are traveling in the first or last 100 miles of a voyage from or to a port; and (2) while departing from or arriving at such port, respectively, are accompanied by oil response vessels.