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Text of To authorize the vessel R/V ROSS SEAL to be documented under the laws of a foreign country during a 3-year ...

...during a 3-year period.

This bill was introduced on October 7, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 7, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 5238 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5238

To authorize the vessel R/V ROSS SEAL to be documented under the laws of a foreign country during a 3-year period.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 7 (legislative day, OCTOBER 6), 1994

Mr. BROOKS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries


A BILL

To authorize the vessel R/V ROSS SEAL to be documented under the laws of a foreign country during a 3-year period.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION FOR R/V ROSS SEAL TO BE DOCUMENTED UNDER THE LAWS OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

    Notwithstanding any other law--

      (1) during the period beginning March 1, 1995, and ending March 1, 1998, the vessel R/V ROSS SEAL may be documented under the laws of a foreign country;

      (2) that vessel shall not be prohibited from or otherwise ineligible to engage in coastwise trade, by reason of having been documented under the laws of a foreign country in that period; and

      (3) the Secretary of Transportation may not, by reason of that vessel having been documented under the laws of a foreign country in the period, withhold documentation for that vessel under chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code.