Summary: H.R.3025 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3025. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/17/1985)

Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee Act - Establishes in the Department of Transportation as a Federal advisory committee the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee (the Committee) whose function is to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating (the Secretary) on matters relating to: (1) navigation safety; (2) safety equipment and procedures; (3) marine insurance; (4) vessel design, construction, maintenance, and operation; and (5) personnel qualifications and training. Authorizes the Committee to make available to the Congress any information authorized to be given to the Secretary. Requires the Committee to meet at least once during each calendar year.

Requires the Committee to consist of 17 members having various knowledge and experience in the commercial fishing industry.

Requires public notice for annual appointments to such Committee. Provides a three-year term of service for appointed members, with no limit on terms per member.

Requires the Secretary and the Secretary of Commerce to designate a representative to participate as an observer with the Committee.

Directs the Secretary, except regarding national security issues, to consult with the Committee before: (1) proposing legislation or regulations; (2) authorizing or conducting research; or (3) taking any other major action of the U.S. Government.

Allows for compensation for such Committee members unless he or she is an officer, enlisted member, or employee of the United States.

Terminates the Committee on September 30, 1991. Requires the Committee, two years before such termination, to recommend to the Congress whether it should be renewed and continue beyond such termination date.

Authorizes appropriations.