Text: H.R.2998 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2998

To amend title 46, United States Code, to prohibit the delegation by the United States of inspection, certification, and related services to a foreign classification society that provides comparable services to Iran, North Korea, North Sudan, or Syria and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2011

Mr. McCaul (for himself, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. King of New York, and Mr. Olson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 46, United States Code, to prohibit the delegation by the United States of inspection, certification, and related services to a foreign classification society that provides comparable services to Iran, North Korea, North Sudan, or Syria and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ethical Shipping Inspections Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on delegation of inspection, certification, and related services.

Section 3316 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(e) The Secretary may not make a delegation, and shall revoke an existing delegation made, to a foreign classification society pursuant to subsection (b) or (d) to provide inspection, certification, or related services if the Secretary of State determines that the foreign classification society provides comparable services—

“(1) in Iran, North Korea, North Sudan, or Syria; or

“(2) for the government of Iran, North Korea, North Sudan, or Syria.”.