Congress   114
     
Bill #   S1326
     
Sponsor   Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]
     
Title   Maritime Administration Enhancement Act of 2015
     
Date Introduced 5/13/2015
   
Policy Issue Ocean and Coastal Management
   
Description Summary A bill to amend certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.The Internal Revenue Code is amended to reflect the transfer of the Maritime Administration from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Transportation. The definition of "short sea transportation" shall include carriage by a documented vessel of cargo that is: (1) shipped in discrete units or packages that are handled individually, palletized, or unitized for purposes of transportation; or (2) freight vehicles carried aboard commuter ferry boats. The national security aspects of the U.S. Merchant Marine are reauthorized through FY2017.
   
Related Bills
   
Date of Action 10/27/2015
   
Latest Action Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-158.
   

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