Text: H.R.3589 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/22/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3589


To amend title 46, United States Code, to ensure continuing funding for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2015

Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 46, United States Code, to ensure continuing funding for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Midshipmen Education Certainty Act”.

SEC. 2. Continuing funding for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Section 51301 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(c) Continuing funding.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Out of any funds in the general fund of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as are necessary for operations of the United States Merchant Marine Academy for any period during which interim or full-year appropriations are not in effect for the United States Merchant Marine Academy, for fiscal year 2016 and each fiscal year thereafter.

“(2) TERMINATION.—Funds made available for a fiscal year by this subsection shall remain available until whichever of the following first occurs:

“(A) The enactment into law of an appropriation for such fiscal year (including a continuing appropriation) for such operations.

“(B) The enactment into law for the Maritime Administration of the applicable regular appropriation for such fiscal year, or continuing appropriations resolution for such fiscal year, without any appropriation for such operations.”.