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house Bill H.R. 1147

Maritime Lien Reform Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    IntroducedMarch 13th, 2013

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Maritime Lien Reform Act

Official Title

To provide limitations on maritime liens on fishing permits, and for other purposes.


Maritime Lien Reform Act - Bars specified federal shipping laws related to maritime liability from: (1) establishing maritime liens on state or federal fishing permits (authorizing a person or use of a vessel to engage in fishing), and (2) authorizing civil actions to enforce maritime liens on such permits. Specifies that a "fishing permit" is governed solely by the state or federal law under which it was issued and is not included in the whole or as an appurtenance or intangible of a vessel.

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