S.1031 - Duck Boat Safety Enhancement Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 04/04/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Meetings:||11/18/20 9:30AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/18/2020 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1031 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/04/2019)
Duck Boat Safety Enhancement Act of 2019
This bill directs the U.S. Coast Guard to implement regulations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels, including during severe weather emergencies.
Operators of amphibious passenger vessels are required to provide reserve buoyancy for such vessels through passive means, including watertight compartmentalization, built-in flotation, or other means, to ensure that such vessels remain afloat and upright in the event of flooding, including when carrying a full complement of passengers and crew.
The bill sets forth requirements for vessels that are not in compliance with the regulations.