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Titles (3)

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Maritime Administration Authorities Act of 2007

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Maritime Administration Authorities Act of 2007

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A bill to authorize certain activities of the Maritime Administration, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/19/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Inouye with amendments. With written report No. 110-200.
07/12/2007Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/19/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 432.
Action By: Senate
10/19/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Inouye with amendments. With written report No. 110-200.
07/19/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
07/12/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Smith, Gordon H. [R-OR]* 07/12/2007
Sen. Lott, Trent [R-MS]* 07/12/2007

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation07/12/2007 Referred to
07/19/2007 Markup by
10/19/2007 Reported by S. Rept. 110-200

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/19/2007)

Maritime Administration Authorities Act of 2007 - Title I: Maritime Administration - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for the Maritime Administration, including for operations and training, assistance to small shipyards and maritime communities, disposal of obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, and loans under provisions relating to financing for the construction, reconstruction, or reconditioning of a vessel or fishery facility.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to enter into agreements to purchase, charter, operate, or otherwise acquire the use of any documented vessels and any other related real or personal property.

(Sec. 103) Subjects the following to the prior consent of the Secretary of Defense regarding vessels in the Ready Reserve Force or the National Defense Reserve Fleet: (1) the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to operate or lease vessels under the Secretary's control; (2) the charter of vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (including Ready Reserve Force vessels) by any state, locality, or territory of the United States; and (3) the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to charter or otherwise make available a vessel under the jurisdiction of the Secretary to any other department.

(Sec. 105) Amends the National Maritime Heritage Act of 1994 to modify requirements regarding disposal of certain National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels that are not in the Ready Reserve Fleet.

(Sec. 107) Requires the Secretary of Transportation, in order to ensure Ready Reserve Fleet vessel readiness, to activate and conduct sea trials on each vessel at least once every 30 (under current law, 24) months.

(Sec. 108) Requires the Administrator of the Maritime Administration to develop a comprehensive plan for the review of traditional applications (defined as being of a type that has been approved multiple times without default or unreasonable risk to the United States) and nontraditional applications for a loan, guarantee, or a commitment to guarantee submitted under provisions relating to financing for the construction, reconstruction, or reconditioning of a vessel or fishery facility. Requires the Administrator to report to specified congressional committees regarding the plan.

Title II: Technical Corrections - (Sec. 201) Sets forth a variety of provisions. Declares that such provisions make no substantive change in existing law and prohibits construing them as making a substantive change.