H.R. 12796 (93rd): A bill to amend the Shipping Act, 1916, in order to prohibit the practice of port equalization.

Introduced:
Feb 13, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Feb 13, 1974
 
Sponsor
William Minshall Jr.
Representative for Ohio's 23rd congressional district
Party
Republican
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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2/13/1974--Introduced.
Prohibits, under the Shipping Act of 1916, the practice of port equalization. Defines the term "port equalization" to mean the practice whereby a carrier absorbs the additional cost involved in transportation of cargo from or to the inland point of origin or destination and a port other than the port closest to or from the inland point of origin or point of destination.

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