There is one summary for H.R.4144. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/04/2014)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Enhancement Act - Amends federal shipping law to: (1) expand the membership of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and (2) specify requirements for the presidential appointees.

Authorizes certain Board members to designate another individual to serve as a substitute member of the Board, on a temporary basis, to attend or participate in any activity the Board member is unable to attend or participate in.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to select a Designated Federal Officer to support the performance of the Board's functions.