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

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.R. 2998 Introduced in House (IH)]

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.


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                    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

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                                 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.''.
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