S.2774 - Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 08/01/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2774 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/01/2014)
Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2013 - Directs the Commandant of the Coast Guard to: (1) establish standards for determining the maximum passenger capacity for recreational vessels, expressed in the number of passengers and in pounds; (2) require manufacturers and operators of passenger vessels to permanently display such maximum capacity in a legible manner that is clearly visible to passengers; and (3) require operators to post notice of the need to balance vessel weight to avoid capsizing.
Defines a "recreational vehicle" as any vessel that is manufactured or used primarily for pleasure, excluding any vessel that is subject to Coast Guard inspection and engaged in commercial use.