There is one summary for H.R.234. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

Maritime Lien Reform Act

This bill revises federal shipping laws governing maritime liability to prohibit: (1) maritime liens (liens on vessels) from being imposed on state or federal fishing permits, or (2) civil actions to enforce maritime liens on the permits. A fishing permit is not considered to be part of a vessel, so it does not pass with a vessel upon the vessel's sale or transfer.