S.1464 - Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/22/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/22/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1464 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.