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S.2774: Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2013

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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Aug. 1, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Boating Capacity Standards Act of 2013 - Directs the Commandant of the Coast Guard to: (1) establish standards for determining the maximum passenger capacity for recreational vessels, expressed in the number of passengers and in pounds; (2) require manufacturers and operators of passenger vessels to permanently display such maximum capacity in a legible manner that is clearly visible to passengers; and (3) require operators to post notice of the need to balance vessel weight to avoid capsizing.

Defines a "recreational vehicle" as any vessel that is manufactured or used primarily for pleasure, excluding any vessel that is subject to Coast Guard inspection and engaged in commercial use.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.