Senate Bill 1031
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Duck Boat Safety Enhancement Act of 2020
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on Dec 10, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 4, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 14, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1031
Congress
116
Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of transportation modes and conveyances, including funding and safety matters; Coast Guard; infrastructure development; travel and tourism. Measures concerning water resources and navigation projects may fall under Water Resources Development policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
Arkansas
Missouri
Passed
December 10, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7394-7395)
Summary

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.

Text (2)
December 10, 2020
Amendments (1)
Dec 10, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2698
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
12/14/2020
Held at the desk.
12/14/2020
Received in the House.
12/11/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/10/2020
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7394-7395)
12/10/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7394-7395)
12/10/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7394-7395)
12/10/2020
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
11/18/2020
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/04/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
04/04/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 5, 2019 4:42:09 AM
Updated
Feb 27, 2021 6:20:55 AM