H.R. 265 (102nd): Surplus Vessel Act of 1991

Jan 03, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Broomfield
Representative for Michigan's 18th congressional district
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Last Action: Jan 28, 1992


This bill was introduced on January 3, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 03, 1991
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 1991
Full Title

To deem certain national defense reserve vessels surplus property, to direct the Administrator of General Services to dispose of those vessels by selling them for scrapping in the United States, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Surplus Vessel Act of 1991 - Deems vessels in the national defense reserve that were constructed before 1946 to be surplus property and requires that they be disposed of by the Administrator of General Services by selling them for scrapping in the United States, disposing of 20 vessels the first year after this Act becomes effective, 30 vessels the second year, and not more than 50 vessels each year thereafter.
Declares that the authority of the Secretary of Commerce under specified provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and the Secretary of Transportation under specified provisions of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 shall not apply to vessels deemed surplus under this Act. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to retain 15 of such surplus vessels for use for offshore artificial reefs under specified provisions of Federal law.

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