Summary: S.1464 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1464. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/22/2015)

Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2015

Directs the Commandant of the Coast Guard to:

  • establish standards for determining the maximum passenger capacity for recreational vessels, expressed in the number of passengers and in pounds;
  • require manufacturers and operators of passenger vessels to permanently display such maximum capacity in a legible manner that is clearly visible to passengers; and
  • 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.