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Text of To amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to the Federal preemption of State law concerning the regulation of ...

...the regulation of marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation by States.

This bill was introduced on May 4, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 4, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 4385 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4385

To amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to the Federal preemption of State law concerning the regulation of marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation by States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2000

Mr. METCALF introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to the Federal preemption of State law concerning the regulation of marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation by States.

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

SECTION 1. STANDARDS.

    Section 3703 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

    ‘(d) PRESERVATION OF STATE AUTHORITY- Nothing in this chapter, or any other provision of law, preempts the authority of a State to adopt additional standards regarding maintenance, operation, equipping, personnel qualification, or manning of vessels to which the regulations under subsection (a) apply.’.