S.1561 - Open America's Waters Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/13/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||07/13/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4000-4001) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1561 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/13/2017)
Open America's Waters Act of 2017
This bill eliminates restrictions on coastwise trade under the Jones Act, which governs domestic transportation of merchandise or passengers by vessels.
The bill directs the U.S. Coast Guard to issue regulations that require all vessels permitted to engage in coastwise trade to meet all appropriate safety and security requirements.