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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-S1214 on Jul 20, 2001

Decided Nov 25, 2002
Bill Sponsorship: the Port and Maritime Security Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 15 Senators
    Directs the Secretary of Transportation to:
  • identify vessel types and U.S. port facilities that pose a high risk of being involved in a transportation security incident
  • assess vulnerability of U.S. port facilities and vessels that may be involved in a transportation security incident.
  • Requires owners or operators of vessels or facilities to prepare a vessel or facility security plan for deterring a transportation security incident to the maximum extent practicable.
  • Requires such plans to be consistent with the National Maritime Transportation Security Plan.
  • Requires transportation security cards for entry into a secured area of a vessel or facility.
  • Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish maritime safety and security teams to protect vessels, harbors, ports, facilities, and cargo in U.S. waters.
  • Establishes a grant program for port authorities, facility operators, and State and local agencies required to provide security services.
  • Directs the Secretary of Transportation to assess the effectiveness of antiterrorism measures maintained at specified foreign ports and make recommendations for improvements for foreign ports that do not maintain effective antiterrorism measures
Became Public Law No: 107-295.


  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-S1214

Max Cleland s1oGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Byron Dorgan s1oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Graham s1oFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Fritz Hollings s1iSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Zell Miller s1oGA Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Paul Sarbanes s1oMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006) 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 01-S1214

Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 



Independents participating in 01-S1214



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 13
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0


















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