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H.R. 13326 (94th): A bill to extend until November 1, 1983, the existing exemption of the steamboat Delta Queen from certain vessel laws.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 17, 1976 (Passed Congress).


90 STAT. 2496                        PUBLIC LAW 94-535—OCT. 17, 1976

                     Public Law 94-535
                     94th Congress
                                                    An Act
 Oct. 17, 1976       To extend until November 1, 1983, the existing exemption of the steamboat
 [H.R. 13326]                           Delta Queen from certain vessel laws.

                        Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Delta Queen.          United States of America in Congress assembled. That the primary
Certain vessel       purpose of the amendment made by section 2 of this Act is to assure
laws, exemption.     the continuity of operation of the overnight riverboat, the steamboat
46 u s e 369 note.   Delta Queen, by extending her existing exemption from the safety at
                     sea laws. In order to assure the preservation of this historic and tradi-
                     tional piece of American folklore and life, such amendment will pro-
                     vide for the continued operation of the present steamboat Delta Queen.
                        SEC. 2. The penultimate sentence of section 5(b) of the Act of
                     May 27, 1936 (49 Stat. 1384, 46 U.S.C. 369(b)), as amended, is
                     amended by striking out "November 1, 1978," and inserting in lieu
                     thereof "November 1,1983,".
                       Approved October 17, 1976.




                     LEGISLATIVE HISTORY;
                     HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1340 (Comm. on Merchant Marine and Fisheries).
                     SENATE REPORT No. 94-1340 (Comm. on Commerce).
                     CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976):
                          July 19, considered and passed House.
                          Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate.
                     WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 12, No. 43:
                          Oct. 18, Presidential statement