H.R. 5707 (109th): Cruise Line Accurate Safety Statistics Act

Introduced:
Jun 28, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Christopher Shays
Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 28, 2006
Length
7 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 28, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 28, 2006
Referred to Committee Jun 28, 2006
 
Full Title

To require the owner of a cruise ship that calls at a port in the United States to report to the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating crimes that occur on the cruise ship in which a citizen of the United States was a victim, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (7R, 5D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/28/2006--Introduced.
Cruise Line Accurate Safety Statistics Act - Requires the owner of a cruise ship that calls at a U.S. port to report to the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating each:
(1) crime that occurred on the cruise ship in which a U.S. citizen was a victim;
(2) incident on a cruise ship in which a U.S. citizen was missing or reported overboard for four hours or more; and
(3) crime and incident that occurred on the cruise ship in the preceding three-month period.
Requires the Secretary to make such information available to the public, including on a site on the Internet.
Directs the Secretary to inspect each cruise ship that enters a U.S. port to determine whether such ship has adequate equipment and trained personnel to investigate such crimes.
Requires a cruise line that sells a ticket for carriage of an individual on a cruise ship that will call at a U.S. port to: (1) refer such individual to the Internet site before selling the ticket; and (2) provide the individual with the name of each country the cruise ship will visit, as well as the locations of each U.S. embassy and consulate in such country.
Sets forth civil penalties for persons that violate the requirements of this Act.

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