S.1022 - A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 05/22/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||05/22/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1022 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/22/2013)
Amends federal shipping law to extend through October 31, 2028, the exemption of certain vessels from the requirement that U.S. passenger vessels having berth or stateroom accommodations for at least 50 passengers be constructed of fire-retardant materials in order to be granted a certificate of inspection.
Continues to apply this exemption only to vessels in operation before January 1, 1968, which operate only within the Boundary Line (the dividing point between inland waters and high seas).