S.713: Rhode Island Fishermen's Fairness Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action April 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Rhode Island Fishermen's Fairness Act - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to add Rhode Island to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and increase Council membership from 21 to 23 members, including: (1) the principal Rhode Island official with marine fishery management responsibility, and (2) a member appointed by the Secretary of Commerce from a list of individuals submitted by the governor of Rhode Island.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.