H.R. 1100 (111th): Vessel Navigation and Safety Improvement Act

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Ellen Tauscher
Representative for California's 10th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5428 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2009
 
Full Title

To authorize the Commandant of the Coast Guard to issue regulations that require certain pilots on vessels operating in designated waters to carry and utilize a portable electronic device equipped for navigational purposes, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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2/13/2009--Introduced.
Vessel Navigation and Safety Improvement Act - Amends the Ports and Waterways Safety Act to authorize the Coast Guard's Commandant to issue regulations requiring: (1) any pilot serving on a covered vessel operating in regulated waters to carry and use a portable electronic navigation device capable of being connected to an Automatic Identification System; and (2) related pilot training.
Defines "covered vessel" as a self-propelled, commercial vessel of at least 300 gross tons without a prescribed electronic chart.

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