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S.267: Pirate Fishing Elimination Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 11 (10 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Pirate Fishing Elimination Act - Implements the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, done at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (U.N.) in Rome, Italy, on November 22, 2009 (the Agreement).

(Sec. 5) Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to designate and publicize ports of entry for each: (1) foreign vessel seeking entry to or in a port subject to U.S. jurisdiction; (2) vessel of the United States seeking entry to or in a port subject to the jurisdiction of another government or regional economic integration organization under the Agreement; and (3) person, private entity, or government subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Prohibits the designation of such a port unless it is designated as a customs reporting port of entry und...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 8, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 291.
Jan. 8, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-132.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Feb. 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.