H.R.4465 - A bill amending title 46, United States Code, to require inspection by the Coast Guard of fishing vessels, to require certain safety equipment to be aboard such vessels, and for other purposes.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowry, Mike [D-WA-7] (Introduced 03/20/1986)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries|
|Latest Action:||04/17/1986 Joint Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment and by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4465 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/20/1986)
Amends Federal shipping provisions to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to prescribe regulations requiring all fishing vessels to be equipped with: (1) an emergency radio beacon; (2) liferafts or lifeboats; and (3) survival suits.
Directs the Secretary to prescribe additional regulations requiring such fishing vessels to be certified as stable by a marine surveyor when entering into a fishery which requires significant changes in equipment or operational techniques from those previously employed by the vessel operator.