H.R. 3321 (112th): America’s Cup Act of 2011

Nov 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-61.
Walter “Wally” Herger
Representative for California's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 19, 2011
3 pages
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 29, 2011.

Introduced Nov 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 02, 2011
Passed House Nov 04, 2011
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 17, 2011
House Agreed to Changes Nov 18, 2011
Signed by the President Nov 29, 2011
Full Title

To facilitate the hosting in the United States of the 34th America's Cup by authorizing certain eligible vessels to participate in activities related to the competition, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Nov 04, 2011 11:28 a.m.
Passed 387/2


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11/29/2011--Public Law.
America's Cup Act of 2011 - Authorizes eligible competing or supporting vessels operating only in preparation for, or in connection with, the 34th America's Cup commencing in 2011 in the United States to position competing vessels and transport individuals, equipment, and supplies for such competition in and around U.S. ports.
Prohibits vessels from operating unless issued an Eligibility Certification from the Administrator of the Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Subjects noncompliant vessels to certain penalties.
Authorizes the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement for the vessels: (1) M/V GEYSIR, (2) OCEAN VERITAS, and (3) LUNA.
Authorizes issuance of a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement for liquefying natural gas (LNG) tanker vessels: (1) LNG GEMINI, (2) LNG LEO, and (3) LNG VIRGO. Limits authorized coastwise trade for each vessel to the carriage of natural gas, as defined in the Deepwater Port Act of 1974.
Prohibits a vessel transported in Dry Dock #2 (state of Alaska registration AIDEA FDD-2), if, during such transportation, such dock remains connected by a utility or other connecting line to pierside moorage, from being considered merchandise for purposes of certain coastwise trade requirements a vessel must otherwise meet before engaging in merchandise transportation.

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