Summary: S.1657 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (01/30/2012)

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Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2011 - Amends the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act to maintain through FY2017 the existing percentages of annual Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund appropriations distributed to: (1) the Secretary of the Interior for coastal wetlands distributions, the Clean Vessel Act, boating infrastructure, and national outreach and communications; and (2) the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating for state recreational boating safety programs.

Sets forth, through FY2017, separate set-aside amounts for: (1) the Secretary of the Interior for administration expenses of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act; and (2) the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating for national recreational boating safety personnel and activities, the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, and national nonprofit boating safety public service organizations.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend Fund transfer restriction exceptions until March 5, 2017.

Revises the formulas for apportioning unobligated amounts among states and paying the costs of administering recreational boating safety programs.