H.R. 3360 (111th): Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010

Jul 28, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-207.
Doris Matsui
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 25, 2010
10 pages
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 27, 2010.

Introduced Jul 28, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 28, 2009
Reported by Committee Jul 30, 2009
Passed House Nov 17, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes Jun 10, 2010
House Agreed to Changes Jun 30, 2010
Signed by the President Jul 27, 2010
Full Title

To amend title 46, United States Code, to establish requirements to ensure the security and safety of passengers and crew on cruise vessels, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 17, 2009 2:58 p.m.
Passed 416/4

1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Homeland Security

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/27/2010--Public Law.
Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 -
Section 3 -
Delineates passenger vessel security and safety requirements concerning:
(1) vessel design, equipment, construction, and retrofitting;
(2) video surveillance to monitor crime;
(3) access to security guide;
(4) posting of U.S. embassy locations;
(5) maintenance of equipment, medications, and medical personnel for sexual assaults on board;
(6) confidentiality of sexual assault information;
(7) restrictions on crew access to passenger staterooms; and
(8) log book entry and reporting of deaths, missing individuals, thefts, and other crimes.
Prescribes civil and criminal penalties for persons who willfully violate such requirements.
Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to develop minimum training standards for the certification of passenger vessel security personnel, crew members, and law enforcement officials on methods for the prevention, detection, evidence preservation, and reporting of criminal activities in the international maritime environment.
Prohibits a vessel carrying U.S. citizens from entering a U.S. port unless there is at least one crew member on board who has met such training and certification requirements. Subjects persons who violate such requirements to certain civil penalties.
Section 4 -
Repeals certain maritime reporting requirements.
Requires the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard (CG) is operating to combine into a single annual report for FY2010 and thereafter the separate reports of the CG concerning: (1) its annual fisheries enforcement plans; and (2) steps it will take to improve significantly the detection and interdiction of illegal incursions by foreign fishing vessels into the U.S. exclusive economic zone.

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