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S.1340: Cruise Passenger Protection Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||transportation and public works|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.|
|Total Cosponsors||3 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||July 23, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||July 23, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
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Cruise Passenger Protection Act - Amends federal shipping law to direct the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to develop standards for passenger vessel owners to provide passengers with a summary of key terms of passage contracts upfront and before they are binding.
Requires such standards to include recommendations that ensure that the summary is conspicuous and unambiguous.
Requires vessel owners, no later than 180 days after the standards are developed, to: (1) provide each passenger vessel with a summary meeting those standards, (2) include a link to each website the owner maintains for passengers to purchase or book passage on a passenger vessel, and (3) include the summary in promotional literature or advertising.
Applies this Act to passenger vessels that: (1) carry at least 250 passengers, (2) have sleeping facilities for each passenger, (3) are on a voyage that embarks or disembarks passengers in the United States, (4) are not engaged in coastwise tr...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|July 23, 2014||Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-488.|
|July 23, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|