Text of the Saving Essential American Sailors Act

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 6170


July 24, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Landry, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Bishop of New York, and Mrs. Miller of Michigan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To amend title 46, United States Code, to reinstate provisions requiring that a percentage of aid provided by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Commodity Credit Corporation in the form of certain agricultural commodities or their products must be transported on commercial vessels of the United States, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saving Essential American Sailors Act or the SEAS Act .


Reinstatement of requirement to transport agricultural-commodity aid on commercial vessels of the United States

Section 100124 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 112–141) is repealed, and the provisions of law that were repealed or amended by that section are revived and amended, respectively, to read as if such section were not enacted.