The Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2011 (S. 1657) passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation without amendment Wednesday.
No word yet on when the committee will write a report on the bill and send it to the Senate floor. And no such bill has been introduced in the House.
The legislation would provide funds for recreational boating safety projects through 2017.
Before the bill goes to the Senate floor, the Congressional Budget Office will have to develop cost estimates and the committee will have to file a report. No companion bill has yet been introduced in the House.
For details, see previous posts at http://lodeplus.com/outdoor-recreation-in-washington-dc/sport-fishand-and-boating-act-considered-this-afternoon and http://lodeplus.com/outdoor-recreation-in-washington-dc/legislation-would-reauthorize-fishing-boating-programs.
Read the legislation at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.1657:.