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Coast Guard Bill Placed on Senate Calendar

Wednesday, December 09, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: William Higgins
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Coast Guard Bill Placed on Senate Calendar

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 (or S. 1611), sponsored by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, has been placed on the Senate’s calendar for an upcoming vote. The measure authorizes U.S. Coast Guard funding through 2017. 

Notable contents affecting U.S. boat dealers include $1.5 million for the National Recreational Boating Survey and reauthorization of the Sportfish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act. Additionally, the bill’s contents direct the Coast Guard to begin developing a model for a national recreational vessel training curriculum and education standards for operators of recreational vessels equipped with propulsion machinery of any kind.

Learn more and read the bill’s text by clicking here.