Senate Bill 2297
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 25, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 25, 2019
Latest Action
Sep 26, 2019
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
2297
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
Alaska
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Washington
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Maritime Commission for FY2020-FY2021 and authorizes a specified end-of-year strength for active duty personnel and military training student loads for the Coast Guard for such fiscal years.

Among other things, the bill addresses (1) retirement grades for Coast Guard personnel, (2) promotion authority for Coast Guard personnel, (3) the use of unmanned maritime and aircraft systems in the Coast Guard, and (4) access to child care for Coast Guard families.

The bill revises or sets forth policies relating to the Coast Guard, including

  • vessel safety standards,
  • vessel operation requirements,
  • acquisition workforce authorities,
  • continuation of pay during a lapse in appropriations,
  • Coast Guard advisory committees,
  • reporting requirements,
  • the use of engine cut-off switches on recreational vessels, and
  • polar security cutter acquisitions.
Text (2)
September 26, 2019
Actions (5)
09/26/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 226.
09/26/2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with amendments. Without written report.
07/31/2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
07/25/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
07/25/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 26, 2019 4:57:23 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:00:24 PM