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America's Cup Act of 2011

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America's Cup Act of 2011

Short Titles as Introduced

America's Cup Act of 2011

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A bill to facilitate the hosting in the United States of the 34th America's Cup by authorizing certain eligible vessels to participate in activities related to the competition.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
12/05/2012By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 112-246.
11/03/2011Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S7142-7143)
11/03/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. Without written report.
10/20/2011Introduced in Senate

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/05/2012SenateBy Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 112-246.
11/03/2011-8:20pmHouseHeld at the desk.
11/03/2011SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/03/2011-8:04pmHouseReceived in the House.
11/03/2011SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7142-7143)
11/03/2011SenateS.Amdt.923 Amendment SA 923 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/03/2011SenateS.Amdt.923 Amendment SA 923 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Feinstein. (consideration: CR S7142; text: CR S7142) To authorize issuance of certificates of documentation authorizing certain vessels to engage in coastwise trade in the carriage of natural gas.
11/03/2011SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7142-7143)
11/03/2011SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 218.
11/03/2011SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. Without written report.
11/02/2011SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/20/2011SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6878-6879)
10/20/2011SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6878)

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]* 10/20/2011
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 10/20/2011
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 10/20/2011
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 11/03/2011
Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK] 11/03/2011

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation10/20/2011 Referred to
11/02/2011 Markup by
11/03/2011 Reported by S. Rept. 112-246

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate amended (11/03/2011)

America's Cup Act of 2011 - Authorizes vessels operating in preparation for, or in connection with, the 34th America's Cup competition, that have been certified by the Administrator of the Maritime Administration to be eligible vessels, to position competing vessels and transport individuals, equipment, and supplies utilized for the staging, operations, or broadcast of the competition from and around U.S. ports. Deems such an eligibility certification to be conclusive evidence to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the qualification of a vessel to participate in the competition. Subjects any vessel participating in the 34th America's Cup as a competing or supporting vessel that has not received an eligibility certification or that is not in compliance with provisions regarding coastwise endorsement to specified penalties.

Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement limited to the carriage of natural gas for the LNG GEMINI, the LNG LEO, and the LNG VIRGO. Terminates such endorsement if such a vessel's owner on the date of enactment of this Act sells it to a person who is not related by ownership or control.

Declares that a vessel transported in Dry Dock #2 (Alaska registration AIDEA FDD-2) is not merchandise for purposes of requirements applicable to transporting merchandise between points in the United States to which the coastwise laws apply if, during such transportation, Dry Dock #2 remains connected by a utility or other connecting line to pier side moorage located in Ketchikan, Alaska.