Senate Bill 89
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes.
Active
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Passed Senate on Apr 3, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 10, 2017
Latest Action
Apr 4, 2017
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
89
Congress
115
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
Passed
April 3, 2017
Type
Passed Senate
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

This bill revises the requirements for passenger vessels that are exempt from fire-retardant materials standards.

Vessels in operation before January 1, 1968, that operate within inland waterways are exempted from the new requirements until December 1, 2028. Exempt vessel operators must follow certain requirements including notifying prospective passengers in writing prior to the sale of any ticket for boarding and making annual structural alterations to at least 10% of areas of the vessel that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials.

Additionally, the Department of Transportation (DOT)must conduct an annual inspection of any vessel that is exempted from fire-retardant materials standards.DOTmay withdraw a certificate of inspection for any vessel that does not comply with requirements under this bill.

Text (3)
April 3, 2017
March 21, 2017
January 10, 2017
Actions (11)
04/04/2017
Held at the desk.
04/04/2017
Received in the House.
04/04/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
04/03/2017
Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 102.
04/03/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 102.
04/03/2017
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2159-2163, S2164-2168)
03/21/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 18.
03/21/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-5.
01/24/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/10/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/10/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 11, 2017 5:09:45 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:43:56 PM