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senate Bill S. 542

Maritime Lien Reform Act of 2013

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      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedMarch 13th, 2013

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Maritime Lien Reform Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to provide limitations on maritime liens on fishing licenses and for other purposes.


Maritime Lien Reform Act of 2013 - Bars specified federal shipping laws related to maritime liability from: (1) establishing maritime liens on state or federal fishing licenses (authorizing a person or use of a vessel to engage in fishing), and (2) authorizing civil actions to enforce maritime liens on such licenses. Specifies that a "fishing license" 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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