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H.R.1961: To amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Steven J. Chabot, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 22 (8 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends federal shipping law to extend through October 31, 2028, the exemption of certain vessels from the requirement that U.S. passenger vessels having berth or stateroom accommodations for at least 50 passengers be constructed of fire-retardant materials in order to be granted a certificate of inspection.

Continues to apply this exemption only to vessels in operation before January 1, 1968, which operate only within the Boundary Line (the dividing point between inland waters and high seas).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Sept. 26, 2013 Received in the Senate.
Sept. 25, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 280 - 89 (Roll no. 484). (text: CR H5810)

Sept. 25, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5823-5824)
Sept. 25, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Sept. 25, 2013 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 1961.
Sept. 25, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1961.
Sept. 25, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5810-5815)
Sept. 25, 2013 Mr. Petri moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
July 24, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 127.
July 24, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-175.
July 18, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
July 18, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 18, 2013 Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Discharged.
May 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
May 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.