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H.R. 5096 (116th): Cruise Passenger Protection Act

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About the bill

Is protecting passengers on a cruise a Mission: Impossible?


The cruise industry is becoming ever more popular. 14.2 million North Americans went on a cruise in 2018, up +9.4% from the year prior.

The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 required possible criminal activity on cruise ships be reported to the FBI. Here’s a public list of such alleged criminal activity dating back to 2010, and here’s the most recent data for 2019’s third quarter.

What the bill does

The Cruise Passenger Protection Act would increase the protections from that 2010 law, including:

  • Notifications. Lowering the mandatory FBI notification time down to four hours after the criminal incident is first discovered or reported, and also notifying the U.S. consulate at the ...

Sponsor and status

Doris Matsui

Sponsor. Representative for California's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Length: 23 pages
Nov 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)



Nov 14, 2019

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H.R. 5096 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5096. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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