US HB6625 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on April 24 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-04-27 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

CRUISE Integrity Act Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke Integrity Act This bill establishes requirements for cruise lines to receive federal funds and federal assistance, including a direct loan, loan guarantee, or tax credit. The bill prohibits cruise lines from receiving federal funds and federal assistance unless such cruise lines are incorporated in the United States; have at least 50% of vessels registered in the United States; certify compliance with certain requirements, including that they are in compliance with all applicable environmental dumping laws; offer full reimbursement to passengers for cancellations related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019); agree not to use funds to purchase an equity security, pay dividends or other capital investments until one year after the date the loans are repaid in full; and develop a plan to reduce total emissions of such cruise line of carbon, methane, nitrogen oxides, and Black Carbon, including by reducing the use of heavy fuel oil and exhaust gas systems. Additionally, the bill (1) establishes a program to require monitoring and inspections of the compliance of cruise vessels with environmental standards; (2) prohibits a cruise vessel departing from or calling on a port of the United States from discharging sewage, graywater, bilge water, or exhaust gas scrubber effluent into navigable waters and territorial seas, with specified exceptions; (3) increases civil penalties for violations; and (4) sets forth medical standards for cruise vessels.

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Title

CRUISE Integrity Act Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke Integrity Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-27HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
2020-04-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-04-24HouseIntroduced in House

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Air quality
Alaska
Arctic and polar regions
Arctic Ocean
Business records
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Civil actions and liability
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Congressional oversight
Consumer affairs
Corporate finance and management
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental regulatory procedures
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government lending and loan guarantees
Health facilities and institutions
Health personnel
Health technology, devices, supplies
Income tax credits
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Interest, dividends, interest rates
Labor-management relations
Marine and inland water transportation
Marine pollution
Monuments and memorials
Oil and gas
Parks, recreation areas, trails
Pollution liability
Securities
Solid waste and recycling
Transportation and public works
Transportation costs
Transportation employees
Transportation programs funding
Transportation safety and security
Travel and tourism
Water quality
Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats

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