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Titles (9)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Act
  • Polar Icebreaker Fleet Recapitalization Transparency Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Act
  • Polar Icebreaker Fleet Recapitalization Transparency Act
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
12/09/2016By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-402.
06/29/2016Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/14/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
04/20/2016Introduced in Senate

All Actions (23)

Date Chamber
12/09/2016SenateBy Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-402.
07/11/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/07/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/07/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/05/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/01/2016-9:02amHouseReceived in the House.
06/30/2016SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/29/2016SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/29/2016SenateS.Amdt.4940 Amendment SA 4940 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
06/29/2016SenateS.Amdt.4940 Amendment SA 4940 proposed by Senator Sasse for Senator Fischer. (consideration: CR S4769) In the nature of a substitute.
06/29/2016SenateThe committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4769)
06/29/2016SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4752-4769; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S4752-4769)
06/14/2016SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 517.
06/14/2016SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
04/27/2016SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/20/2016SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 04/20/2016

Committees (7)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation04/20/2016 Referred to
04/27/2016 Markup by
06/14/2016 Reported by S. Rept. 114-402
House Armed Services07/01/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces07/11/2016 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/01/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources07/01/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans07/07/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands07/07/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs07/01/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity07/05/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary07/01/2016 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform07/01/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate amended (06/29/2016)

Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2017

This bill reauthorizes the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for FY2017.

DOT must direct the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to prescribe a policy and develop a program to prevent and respond to the sexual harassment and sexual assault of Academy cadets and other Academy personnel.

The bill codifies the legal status of National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) vessels. MARAD training ships which are part of the NDRF are public vessels. NDRF vessels shall remain ''vessels'' until they are delivered to a dismantling facility.

The Department of Defense (DOD), in conjunction with DOT, may extend the 20- and 25-year age restrictions for vessels in the maritime security fleet for up to 5 years, when the departments jointly determine that it would be in the national interest.

The bill increases from 40 to 50 the number of DOT non-competitive appointments of Merchant Marine Academy cadets with qualities of special value.

The Department of the Navy may use the services of an approved classification society to provide for the classification of certain high-speed vessels. (Currently, the American Bureau of Shipping a non-profit organization makes such classifications for government-owned vessels.)

DOT shall convene a working group to examine and assess the size of the pool of citizen mariners necessary to support the U.S. Flag Fleet in times of national emergency.

DOT shall establish a task force to analyze the impact of extreme weather events on the maritime environment.

MARAD shall review its workforce plans and policies.

The Department of Homeland Security shall make a prospective payment to DOD for medical treatment or care provided to members of the Coast Guard and their dependents at DOD facilities.

Polar Icebreaker Fleet Recapitalization Transparency Act

The bill directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to submit to Congress a detailed U.S. Federal polar icebreaker recapitalization plan to meet the 2013 Department of Homeland Security Mission Need Statement.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Act

This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop policies on the prevention of and response to sexual harassment or assaults involving its employees, NOAA's commissioned officer corps, and individuals who work with or conduct business on behalf of NOAA. Those policies must include procedures for reporting incidents, including those occurring after-hours, at sea, or in remote locations.

The bill establishes protections for victims, including through a change of duty station of an alleged perpetrator.

The bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2020 the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998.