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S.2076: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Enhancement Act

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 John Boozman, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 4, 2014
Latest Major Action July 3, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Enhancement Act - Amends federal shipping law to: (1) expand the membership of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and (2) specify requirements for the presidential appointees.

Authorizes certain Board members to designate another individual to serve as a substitute member of the Board, on a temporary basis, to attend or participate in any activity the Board member is unable to attend or participate in. Prescribes requirements for designated substitute Board members.

Requires the Board to select biennially from among its members a member of the House of Representatives or a Senator to serve as Board Chairperson.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to select a Designated Federal Officer to support the performance of the Board's functions.

Directs the Board to report annually to the President on its actions, views, and recommendations with respect to the Academy.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 3, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
July 3, 2014 Received in the House.
June 30, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 26, 2014 Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4188-4189)
June 26, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4188-4189)
May 14, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 375.
May 14, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-158.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
March 4, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.