S89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes.

By | February 12, 2018
Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.

Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.

This bill revises the requirements for passenger vessels that are exempt from fire-retardant materials standards.

Official Summary

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law




Original sponsor: Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]

Cosponsors: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO], Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH], Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH], Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA], Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR], Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR], Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]


Passed Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?&congress=115&session=1&vote=00102

Related bill:  HR 619 (identical bill; did not pass out of the House)

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