[House Report 116-340]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


116th Congress    }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                      {     116-340

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  FUNDING INSTRUCTION FOR SAFETY, HEALTH, AND SECURITY AVOIDS FISHING 
                            EMERGENCIES ACT

                                _______
                                

 December 12, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. DeFazio, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4719]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4719) to amend the Federal share of 
the fishing safety standards grants, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend 
that the bill as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     5
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     5
Hearings.........................................................     6
Legislative History and Consideration............................     7
Committee Votes..................................................     7
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     7
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     7
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     8
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     9
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     9
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     9
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     9
Preemption Clarification.........................................     9
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................    10
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................    10
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................    10
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............    11
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Funding Instruction for Safety, 
Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies Act'' or the ``FISH 
SAFE Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT OF FEDERAL SHARE OF THE FISHING SAFETY STANDARDS 
                    GRANTS.

  (a) Amendment.--Section 4502 of title 46, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in subsection (i)(3), by striking ``50'' and inserting 
        ``75''; and
          (2) in subsection (j)(3), by striking ``50'' and inserting 
        ``75''.
  (b) Retroactive Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
takes effect on the day after the date of enactment of the Frank 
LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-282).

SEC. 3. COST SHARE.

  The cap on the Federal share of the cost of any activity carried out 
with a grant under subsections (i) and (j) of section 4502 of title 46, 
United States Code, as in effect prior to the date of enactment of the 
Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-
282), shall apply to any funds appropriated under the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31) for the purpose of making 
such grants.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AMENDMENTS.

  Section 4502 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (i)(4), by striking ``2019'' and inserting 
        ``2021''; and
          (2) in subsection (j)(4), by striking ``2019'' and inserting 
        ``2021''.

SEC. 5. AIDS TO NAVIGATION.

  (a) Section 541 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking ``In'' and inserting ``(a) In''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) In the case of pierhead beacons, the Commandant may--
          ``(1) acquire, by donation or purchase in behalf of the 
        United States, the right to use and occupy sites for pierhead 
        beacons; and
          ``(2) properly mark all pierheads belonging to the United 
        States situated on the northern and northwestern lakes, 
        whenever the Commandant is duly notified by the department 
        charged with the construction or repair of pierheads that the 
        construction or repair of any such pierheads has been 
        completed.''.
  (b) Subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 548. Prohibition against officers and employees being interested 
                    in contracts for materials, etc.

  ``No officer, enlisted member, or civilian member of the Coast Guard 
in any manner connected with the construction, operation, or 
maintenance of lighthouses, shall be interested, either directly or 
indirectly, in any contract for labor, materials, or supplies for the 
construction, operation, or maintenance of lighthouses, or in any 
patent, plan, or mode of construction or illumination, or in any 
article of supply for the construction, operation, or maintenance of 
lighthouses.

``Sec. 549. Lighthouse and other sites; necessity and sufficiency of 
                    cession by State of jurisdiction

  ``(a) No lighthouse, beacon, public pier, or landmark, shall be built 
or erected on any site until cession of jurisdiction over the same has 
been made to the United States.
  ``(b) For the purposes of subsection (a), a cession by a State of 
jurisdiction over a place selected as the site of a lighthouse, or 
other structure or work referred to in subsection (a), shall be deemed 
sufficient if the cession contains a reservation that process issued 
under authority of such State may continue to be served within such 
place.
  ``(c) If no reservation of service described in subsection (b) is 
contained in a cession, all process may be served and executed within 
the place ceded, in the same manner as if no cession had been made.

``Sec. 550. Marking pierheads in certain lakes

  ``The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall properly mark all pierheads 
belonging to the United States situated on the northern and 
northwestern lakes, whenever he is duly notified by the department 
charged with the construction or repair of pierheads that the 
construction or repair of any such pierhead has been completed.''.
  (c) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 5 of 
title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 547 the following:

``548. Prohibition against officers and employees being interest in 
contracts for materials, etc.
``549. Lighthouse and other sites; necessity and sufficiency of cession 
by State of jurisdiction.
``550. Marking pierheads in certain lakes.''.

SEC. 6. TRANSFERS RELATED TO EMPLOYEES OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE.

  (a) Section 6 of chapter 103 of the Act of June 20, 1918 (33 U.S.C. 
763) is repealed.
  (b) Subchapter II of chapter 25 of title 14, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 2532. Retirement of employees

  ``(a) Optional Retirement.--Except as provided in subsections (d) and 
(e), a covered employee may retire from further performance of duty if 
such officer or employee--
          ``(1) has completed 30 years of active service in the 
        Government and is at least 55 years of age;
          ``(2) has completed 25 years of active service in the 
        Government and is at least 62 years of age; or
          ``(3) is involuntarily separated from further performance of 
        duty, except by removal for cause on charges of misconduct or 
        delinquency, after completing 25 years of active service in the 
        Government, or after completing 20 years of such service and if 
        such employee is at least 50 years of age.
  ``(b) Compulsory Retirement.--A covered employee who becomes 70 years 
of age shall be compulsorily retired from further performance of duty.
  ``(c) Retirement for Disability.--
          ``(1) In general.--A covered employee who has completed 15 
        years of active service in the Government and is found, after 
        examination by a medical officer of the United States, to be 
        disabled for useful and efficient service by reason of disease 
        or injury not due to vicious habits, intemperance, or willful 
        misconduct of such officer or employee, shall be retired.
          ``(2) Restoration to active duty.--Any individual retired 
        under paragraph (1) may, upon recovery, be restored to active 
        duty, and shall from time to time, before reaching the age at 
        which such individual may retire under subsection (a), be 
        reexamined by a medical officer of the United States upon the 
        request of the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
        Guard is operating.
  ``(d) Annual Compensation.--
          ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), The 
        annual compensation of a person retired under this section 
        shall be a sum equal to one-fortieth of the average annual pay 
        received for the last three years of service for each year of 
        active service in the Lighthouse Service, or in a department or 
        branch of the Government having a retirement system, not to 
        exceed thirty-fortieths of such average annual pay received.
          ``(2) Retirement before 55.--The retirement pay computed 
        under paragraph (1) for any officer or employee retiring under 
        this section shall be reduced by one-sixth of 1 percent for 
        each full month the officer or employee is under 55 years of 
        age at the date of retirement.
          ``(3) No allowance or subsistence.--Retirement pay under this 
        section shall not include any amount on account of subsistence 
        or other allowance.
  ``(e) Exception.--The retirement and pay provision in this section 
shall not apply to--
          ``(1) any person in the field service of the Lighthouse 
        Service whose duties do not require substantially all their 
        time; or
          ``(2) persons of the Coast Guard.
  ``(f) Waiver.--Any person entitled to retirement pay under this 
section may decline to accept all or any part of such retirement pay by 
a waiver signed and filed with the Secretary of the Treasury. Such 
waiver may be revoked in writing at any time, but no payment of the 
retirement pay waived shall be made covering the period during which 
such waiver was in effect.
  ``(g) Definition.--For the purposes of this section, the term 
`covered employee' means an officer or employee engaged in the field 
service or on vessels of the Lighthouse Service, except a person 
continuously employed in district offices or shop.''.
  (c) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 25 of 
title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 2531 the following:

``2532. Retirement of employees.''.

SEC. 7. TRANSFERS RELATED TO SURVIVING SPOUSES OF LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE 
                    EMPLOYEES.

  (a) Benefit to Surviving Spouses.--Subchapter II of chapter 25 of 
title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 2532 
the following:

``Sec. 2533. Surviving spouses

  ``The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating shall pay $100 per month to the surviving spouse of a current 
or former employee of the Lighthouse Service in accordance with section 
2532 if such employee dies--
          ``(1) at a time when such employee was receiving or was 
        entitled to receive retirement pay under this subchapter; or
          ``(2) from non-service-connected causes after fifteen or more 
        years of employment in such service.''.
  (b) Transfers Related to Surviving Spouses of Lighthouse Service 
Employees.--
          (1) Subchapter II of chapter 25 of title 14, United States 
        Code, is amended by adding after section 2533 the following:

``Sec. 2534. Application for benefits''.

          (2)(A) Section 3 of chapter 761 of the Act of August 19, 1950 
        (33 U.S.C. 773), is redesignated as section 2534(a) of title 
        14, United States Code, transferred to appear after the heading 
        of section 2534 of that title, and amended so that the 
        enumerator, section heading, typeface, and typestyle conform to 
        those appearing in other sections in title 14, United States 
        Code.
          (B) Section 2534(a), as so redesignated, transferred, and 
        amended is further amended by striking ``this Act'' and 
        inserting ``section 2533''.
          (3)(A) Section 4 of chapter 761 of the Act of August 19, 1950 
        (33 U.S.C. 774), is redesignated as section 2534(b) of title 
        14, United States Code, transferred to appear after section 
        2534(a) of that title, and amended so that the enumerator, 
        section heading, typeface, and typestyle conform to those 
        appearing in other sections in title 14, United States Code.
          (B) Section 2534(b), as so redesignated, transferred, and 
        amended is further amended by striking ``the provisions of this 
        Act'' and inserting ``section 2533''.
          (4)(A) The proviso under the heading ``Payment to Civil 
        Service Retirement and Disability Fund'' of title V of division 
        C of Public Law 112-74 (33 U.S.C. 776) is redesignated as 
        section 2534(c) of title 14, United States Code, transferred to 
        appear after section 2534(b) of that title, and amended so that 
        the enumerator, section heading, typeface, and typestyle 
        conform to those appearing in other sections in title 14, 
        United States Code.
          (B) Section 2534(c), as so redesignated, transferred, and 
        amended is further amended by striking ``the Act of May 29, 
        1944, and the Act of August 19, 1950 (33 U.S.C. 771-775),'' and 
        inserting ``section 2533''.
  (c) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 25 of 
title 14, United States Code, is further amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 2532 the following:

``2533. Surviving spouses.
``2534. Application for benefits.''.

SEC. 8. REPEALS.

  (a) In General.--The following provisions are repealed:
          (1) Section 4680 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (33 U.S.C. 725).
          (2) Section 4661 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (33 U.S.C. 727).
          (3) Section 4662 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (33 U.S.C. 728).
          (4) The final paragraph in the account ``For Life-Saving and 
        Life-Boat Stations'' under the heading Treasury Department in 
        the first section of chapter 130 of the Act of May 3, 1875 (33 
        U.S.C. 730a).
          (5) Section 11 of chapter 301 of the Act of June 17, 1910 (33 
        U.S.C. 743).
          (6) Section 3 of chapter 371 of the Act of May 22, 1926 (33 
        U.S.C. 747a).
          (7) The first section of chapter 313 of the Act of February 
        25, 1929 (33 U.S.C. 747b).
          (8) Section 2 of chapter 103 of the Act of June 20, 1918 (33 
        U.S.C. 748).
          (9) Section 4 of chapter 371 of the Act of May 22, 1926 (33 
        U.S.C. 754a).
          (10) Chapter 642 of the Act of August 10, 1939 (33 U.S.C. 
        763a-1).
          (11) Chapter 788 of the Act of October 29, 1949 (33 U.S.C. 
        763-1).
          (12) Chapter 524 of the Act of July 9, 1956 (33 U.S.C. 763-
        2).
          (13) The last two provisos under the heading Lighthouse 
        Service, under the heading Department of Commerce, in the first 
        section of chapter 161 of the Act of March 4, 1921 (41 Stat. 
        1417, formerly 33 U.S.C. 764).
          (14) Section 3 of chapter 215 of the Act of May 13, 1938 (33 
        U.S.C. 770).
          (15) The first section and section 2 of chapter 761 of the 
        Act of August 19, 1950 (33 U.S.C. 771 and 772).
  (b) Savings.--
          (1) Notwithstanding any repeals made by this section, any 
        individual beneficiary currently receiving payments under the 
        authority of any provisions repealed in this section shall 
        continue to receive such benefits.
          (2) Notwithstanding the repeals made under paragraphs (10) 
        and (11) of subsection (a), any pay increases made under 
        chapter 788 of the Act of October 29, 1949, and chapter 524 of 
        the Act of July 9, 1956, as in effect prior to their repeal 
        shall remain in effect.

                         Purpose of Legislation

    The purpose of H.R. 4719, as amended, is to amend the 
Federal share of the fishing safety standards grants to support 
fishing safety training and research programs. The legislation 
would restore the Federal share of fishing training and 
research grants back to 75 percent and would also reauthorize 
the safety training and research programs for $6,000,000 per 
year from 2019 through 2021. Finally, the bill, as amended, 
makes several non-controversial changes to certain provisions 
regarding authorities related to the former United States 
Lighthouse Service that the Coast Guard has found are no longer 
necessary, and transfers to title 14 the Lighthouse Service-
related provisions the Service wants to retain.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    Commercial fishing is one of the United States' most 
dangerous occupations, with a fatality rate nearly 30 times 
higher than the national average. Workers in the industry can 
face a wide variety of hazards depending on the vessel and 
fishery. Research and training to address best practices for a 
specific fleet and/or region are critical to ensure U.S. 
fishermen are receiving the best possible information and 
training for vessel safety. There have been some recent 
successes in reducing fatal workplace injuries within the 
commercial fishing industry, but targeted safety research and 
training remains necessary and essential.
    Section 604 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 
(P.L. 111-281) authorized two specific fishing vessel safety 
grant programs, each to be administered by the Coast Guard: the 
Fishing Safety Training Grants Program and the Fishing Safety 
Research Grant Program. Funding for each program was 
reauthorized by section 309 of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-281). Most 
recently, Congress reauthorized funding and transferred the 
administration of each program from the Coast Guard to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services in amendments contained 
in section 506 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization 
Act of 2018. Cumulatively, these two programs as authorized 
were intended to provide funding to municipalities, port 
authorities, other appropriate public entities, not-for-profit 
organizations, and other qualified persons to conduct 
commercial fishing vessel safety training for vessel operators 
and crewmembers. The programs also were authorized for the 
purchase of safety equipment and training aids for use in those 
commercial fishing vessel safety training programs. Funding 
also was intended to support individuals in academia, members 
of nonprofit organizations and businesses involved in 
commercial fishing and maritime matters, and other persons with 
expertise in commercial fishing safety. Grant funding would be 
used to conduct research on methods for improving the safety of 
the commercial fishing industry, including vessel design, 
emergency and survival equipment, enhancement of vessel 
monitoring systems, communication devices, de-icing technology, 
and severe weather detection.
    Each program's original statutory authority stipulated that 
grants were to be awarded on a competitive basis and allowed 
the Federal share to cover up to 75 percent of the cost of any 
training or research activity. In the LoBiondo Act, however, 
Congress reduced the Federal cost share to 50 percent of the 
activity cost, which has subsequently affected the ability of 
state and local groups to take advantage of this funding 
opportunity.

                                Hearings

    For the purposes of section 103(i) of H. Res. 6 of the 
116th Congress--
    (1) The following hearing was used to develop or consider 
H.R. 4719, as amended:
    On May 21, 2019, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation held a hearing to examine the fiscal 
year 2020 budget requests for the Coast Guard, the Federal 
Maritime Commission (FMC), and the Maritime Administration 
titled, ``Review of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for the 
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs.'' Witnesses 
included Admiral Karl P. Schultz, Commandant of the United 
States Coast Guard, Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden, Master 
Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard, Rear 
Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Administrator of the Maritime 
Administration, and Michael A. Khouri, Chairman of the Federal 
Maritime Commission. Topics discussed included proper funding 
levels for the Coast Guard and the FMC, the status of Coast 
Guard acquisition programs, the impacts the lapse of Department 
of Homeland Security appropriations had on servicemembers and 
Coast Guard missions, quality of life for servicemembers beyond 
their missions, and maritime transportation issues relating to 
the Coast Guard and each agency.
    (2) The following related hearings were held:
    On March 6, 2019, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation held a hearing titled, ``U.S. Maritime 
and Shipbuilding Industries: Strategies to Improve Regulation, 
Economic Opportunities, and Competitiveness.'' Witnesses 
included Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Administrator of the 
Maritime Administration, Rear Admiral John Nadeau, Assistant 
Commandant for Prevention Policy for the Coast Guard, Rear 
Admiral Michael Alfultis, President of the State University of 
New York Maritime College, Mr. John Crowley, President of the 
National Association of Waterfront Employers, Mr. Michael 
Roberts, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Crowley 
Maritime, on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership, Mr. 
Augustin Tellez, Executive Vice President of the Seafarers 
International Union, on behalf of American Maritime Officers, 
Masters, Mates and Pilots and The Seafarers International 
Union, and Ms. Jennifer Carpenter, Executive Vice President and 
COO of the American Waterways Operators. Topics discussed 
included the state of the United States maritime industry, 
including domestic ports, the U.S.-flagged international 
trading fleet, U.S. shipbuilding, implementation of cargo 
preference, the importance of the Jones Act for the United 
States maritime industry, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    On October 17, 2019, Representatives Jared Golden (D-ME) 
and Don Young (R-AK-At Large), introduced the Funding 
Instruction for Safety, Health, and Security Avoids Fishing 
Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act. H.R. 4719 was referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the 
Committee, H.R. 4719 was referred to the Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation.
    The Chair discharged the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation from further consideration of H.R. 4719 
on October 29, 2019.
    The Committee met in open session to consider H.R. 4719 on 
October 29, 2019 and ordered the measure to be reported to the 
House with a favorable recommendation, as amended, by voice 
vote with a quorum present.
    The following amendment was offered:
    An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. 
DeFazio, consisting of the following:
    At the end of the enacting clause insert the following new 
sections:

          ``Sec. 1. Short Title.'';
          ``Sec. 2. Amendment of Federal Share of Fishing Safety 
        Standards Grants.'';
          ``Sec. 3. Reimbursement.'';
          ``Sec. 4. Authorization of Appropriations Amendments.'';
          ``Sec. 5. Aids to Navigation.'';
          ``Sec. 6. Transfers Related to Employees of The Lighthouse 
        Service.'';
          ``Sec. 7. Transfers Related to Surviving Spouses of 
        Lighthouse Service Employees.'';
          ``Sec. 8. Repeals.''; was AGREED TO by voice vote.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against.
    There were no recorded votes during consideration of H.R. 
4719.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4719, as amended, 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, November 7, 2019.
Hon. Peter A. DeFazio,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4719, the FISH 
SAFE Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Aaron 
Krupkin.
            Sincerely,
                                         Phillip L. Swagel,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

              [GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]
    

    H.R. 4719 would reauthorize the Fishing Safety Training 
Grants Program and the Fishing Safety Research Grant Program 
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Those grant programs, which are 
administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health in consultation with the Coast Guard, award grants 
to entities that provide training or conduct research on 
commercial fishing safety. The bill also would increase the 
maximum federal cost share for activities funded under those 
grants from 50 percent to 75 percent.
    H.R. 4719 would authorize the appropriation of $6 million 
for 2020 and 2021. Based on historical rates of spending for 
similar activities, and assuming appropriation of the specified 
amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4719 would cost 
$12 million over the 2020-2024 period. The Congress 
appropriated $3 million for each grant program in 2017, the 
last year in which appropriations were provided for the 
programs.
    The costs of the legislation (detailed in Table 1) would 
fall within budget functions 400 (transportation) and 550 
(health).

               TABLE 1.--ESTIMATED INCREASES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS UNDER H.R. 4719
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
                                                                     2020   2021   2022   2023  20204  2020-2024
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Authorization.....................................................      6      6      0      0      0        12
Estimated Outlays.................................................      1      4      5      2      0        12
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Aaron Krupkin. 
The estimate was reviewed to H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
provide fishing vessel safety and research grants to fishermen 
and associated parties.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 4719, as amended, establishes or reauthorizes a program 
of the federal government known to be duplicative of another 
federal program, a program that was included in any report from 
the Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

   Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
                                Benefits

    In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of the rule 
XXI.

                       Federal Mandates Statement

    An estimate of federal mandates prepared by the Director of 
the Congressional Budget Office pursuant to section 423 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act was not made available to the 
Committee in time for the filing of this report. The Chairman 
of the Committee shall cause such estimate to be printed in the 
Congressional Record upon its receipt by the Committee.

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 4719, as amended, 
does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                  Applicability to Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

             Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation


Section 1. Short title

    This section provides that this bill may be cited as the 
``Funding Instruction for Safety, Health, and Security Avoids 
Fishing Emergencies Act'' or the FISH SAFE Act''.

Sec. 2. Amendment of Federal share of the fishing safety standards 
        grants

    This section amends section 4502 of title 46 to raise the 
Federal cost share for fishing vessel safety grants from 50 
percent to 75 percent and establishes a retroactive effective 
date of one day after date of enactment of the LoBiondo Act 
(December 5, 2018).

Sec. 3. Cost share

    This section establishes that the Federal cost share cap as 
in effect prior to the LoBiondo Act (December 5, 2018) shall 
apply to any funds appropriated for fishing grants in 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31).

Sec. 4. Authorization of appropriations amendments

    This section amends section 4502 of title 46 to reauthorize 
existing funding levels for both grant programs through 2021.

Sec. 5. Aids to navigation

    This section authorizes the Commandant to acquire sites for 
and appropriately mark pierhead beacons. The section also 
prohibits members of the Coast Guard from being involved with 
the installation of lighthouses. The section also prohibits the 
construction of aids to navigation until a cession of land has 
been made to the United States government and preserves 
authorities for ongoing activities on such property.

Sec. 6. Transfers related to employees of the Lighthouse Service

    This section repeals Section 6 of chapter 103 of the Act of 
June 20, 1918 (33 U.S.C. 763), and amends Subchapter II of 
chapter 25 of title 14 to transfer retirement authorities for 
the Coast Guard to Title 14.

Sec. 7. Transfers related to surviving spouses of Lighthouse Service 
        employees

    This section amends Subchapter II of chapter 25 of title 14 
to transfer surviving spouses compensation and benefits 
authorities for the Coast Guard to Title 14.

Sec. 8. Repeals

    This section repeals the transferred sections and 
guarantees that any individual beneficiary currently receiving 
payments or pay increases under the authority of any provisions 
repealed in this section shall continue to receive such 
benefits.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

                      TITLE 46, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE II--VESSELS AND SEAMEN

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PART B--INSPECTION AND REGULATION OF VESSELS

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CHAPTER 45--UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

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Sec. 4502. Safety standards

  (a) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations which require 
that each vessel to which this chapter applies shall be 
equipped with--
          (1) readily accessible fire extinguishers capable of 
        promptly and effectively extinguishing a flammable or 
        combustible liquid fuel fire;
          (2) at least one readily accessible life preserver or 
        other lifesaving device for each individual on board;
          (3) an efficient flame arrestor, backfire trap, or 
        other similar device on the carburetors of each inboard 
        engine which uses gasoline as fuel;
          (4) the means to properly and efficiently ventilate 
        enclosed spaces, including engine and fuel tank 
        compartments, so as to remove explosive or flammable 
        gases;
          (5) visual distress signals;
          (6) other equipment required to minimize the risk of 
        injury to the crew during vessel operations, if the 
        Secretary determines that a risk of serious injury 
        exists that can be eliminated or mitigated by that 
        equipment; and
          (7) a placard as required by regulations prescribed 
        under section 10603(b) of this title.
  (b)(1) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of 
this section, the Secretary shall prescribe regulations 
requiring the installation, maintenance, and use of the 
equipment in paragraph (2) of this subsection for vessels to 
which this chapter applies that--
          (A) operate beyond 3 nautical miles from the baseline 
        from which the territorial sea of the United States is 
        measured or beyond 3 nautical miles from the coastline 
        of the Great Lakes;
          (B) operate with more than 16 individuals on board; 
        or
          (C) in the case of a fish tender vessel, engage in 
        the Aleutian trade.
  (2) The equipment to be required is as follows:
          (A) alerting and locating equipment, including 
        emergency position indicating radio beacons;
          (B) subject to paragraph (3), a survival craft that 
        ensures that no part of an individual is immersed in 
        water sufficient to accommodate all individuals on 
        board;
          (C) at least one readily accessible immersion suit 
        for each individual on board that vessel when operating 
        on the waters described in section 3102 of this title;
          (D) marine radio communications equipment sufficient 
        to effectively communicate with land-based search and 
        rescue facilities;
          (E) navigation equipment, including compasses, 
        nautical charts, and publications;
          (F) first aid equipment and medical supplies 
        sufficient for the size and area of operation of the 
        vessel; and
          (G) ground tackle sufficient for the vessel.
  (3) Except for a nonapplicable vessel, an auxiliary craft 
shall satisfy the equipment requirement under paragraph (2)(B) 
if such craft is--
          (A) necessary for normal fishing operations;
          (B) readily accessible during an emergency; and
          (C) capable, in accordance with the Coast Guard 
        capacity rating, when applicable, of safely holding all 
        individuals on board the vessel to which the craft 
        functions as an auxiliary.
  (c)(1) In addition to the requirements described in 
subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the Secretary may 
prescribe regulations establishing the standards in paragraph 
(2) of this subsection for vessels to which this chapter 
applies that--
          (A)(i) were built after December 31, 1988, or undergo 
        a major conversion completed after that date; and
          (ii) operate with more than 16 individuals on board; 
        or
          (B) in the case of a fish tender vessel, engage in 
        the Aleutian trade.
  (2) The standards shall be minimum safety standards, 
including standards relating to--
          (A) navigation equipment, including radars and 
        fathometers;
          (B) lifesaving equipment, immersion suits, signaling 
        devices, bilge pumps, bilge alarms, life rails, and 
        grab rails;
          (C) fire protection and firefighting equipment, 
        including fire alarms and portable and semiportable 
        fire extinguishing equipment;
          (D) use and installation of insulation material;
          (E) storage methods for flammable or combustible 
        material; and
          (F) fuel, ventilation, and electrical systems.
  (d)(1) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the 
operating stability of a vessel to which this chapter applies--
          (A) that was built after December 31, 1989; or
          (B) the physical characteristics of which are 
        substantially altered after December 31, 1989, in a 
        manner that affects the vessel's operating stability.
  (2) The Secretary may accept, as evidence of compliance with 
this subsection, a certification of compliance issued by the 
person providing insurance for the vessel or by another 
qualified person approved by the Secretary.
  (e) In prescribing regulations under this chapter, the 
Secretary--
          (1) shall consider the specialized nature and 
        economics of the operations and the character, design, 
        and construction of the vessel; and
          (2) may not require the alteration of a vessel or 
        associated equipment that was constructed or 
        manufactured before the effective date of the 
        regulation.
  (f) To ensure compliance with the requirements of this 
chapter, the Secretary--
          (1) shall require the individual in charge of a 
        vessel described in subsection (b) to keep a record of 
        equipment maintenance, and required instruction and 
        drills;
          (2) shall examine at dockside a vessel described in 
        subsection (b) at least once every 5 years, but may 
        require an exam at dockside every 2 years for certain 
        vessels described in subsection (b) if requested by the 
        owner or operator; and
          (3) shall issue a certificate of compliance to a 
        vessel meeting the requirements of this chapter and 
        satisfying the requirements in paragraph (2).
  (g)(1) The individual in charge of a vessel described in 
subsection (b) must pass a training program approved by the 
Secretary that meets the requirements in paragraph (2) of this 
subsection and hold a valid certificate issued under that 
program.
  (2) The training program shall--
          (A) be based on professional knowledge and skill 
        obtained through sea service and hands-on training, 
        including training in seamanship, stability, collision 
        prevention, navigation, fire fighting and prevention, 
        damage control, personal survival, emergency medical 
        care, emergency drills, and weather;
          (B) require an individual to demonstrate ability to 
        communicate in an emergency situation and understand 
        information found in navigation publications;
          (C) recognize and give credit for recent past 
        experience in fishing vessel operation; and
          (D) provide for issuance of a certificate to an 
        individual that has successfully completed the program.
  (3) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations implementing 
this subsection. The regulations shall require that individuals 
who are issued a certificate under paragraph (2)(D) must 
complete refresher training at least once every 5 years as a 
condition of maintaining the validity of the certificate.
  (4) The Secretary shall establish an electronic database 
listing the names of individuals who have participated in and 
received a certificate confirming successful completion of a 
training program approved by the Secretary under this section.
  (h) A vessel to which this chapter applies shall be 
constructed in a manner that provides a level of safety 
equivalent to the minimum safety standards the Secretary may 
establish for recreational vessels under section 4302, if--
          (1) subsection (b) of this section applies to the 
        vessel;
          (2) the vessel is less than 50 feet overall in 
        length; and
          (3) the vessel is built after January 1, 2010.
  (i)(1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
establish a Fishing Safety Training Grants Program to provide 
funding to municipalities, port authorities, other appropriate 
public entities, not-for-profit organizations, and other 
qualified persons that provide commercial fishing safety 
training--
          (A) to conduct fishing vessel safety training for 
        vessel operators and crewmembers that--
                  (i) in the case of vessel operators, meets 
                the requirements of subsection (g); and
                  (ii) in the case of crewmembers, meets the 
                requirements of subsection (g)(2)(A), such 
                requirements of subsection (g)(2)(B) as are 
                appropriate for crewmembers, and the 
                requirements of subsections (g)(2)(D), (g)(3), 
                and (g)(4); and
          (B) for purchase of safety equipment and training 
        aids for use in those fishing vessel safety training 
        programs.
  (2) The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in 
consultation with and based on criteria established by the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard shall award grants under this 
subsection on a competitive basis.
  (3) The Federal share of the cost of any activity carried out 
with a grant under this subsection shall not exceed [50] 75 
percent.
  (4) There is authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2018 through [2019] 2021 for grants under 
this subsection.
  (j)(1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
establish a Fishing Safety Research Grant Program to provide 
funding to individuals in academia, members of non-profit 
organizations and businesses involved in fishing and maritime 
matters, and other persons with expertise in fishing safety, to 
conduct research on methods of improving the safety of the 
commercial fishing industry, including vessel design, emergency 
and survival equipment, enhancement of vessel monitoring 
systems, communications devices, de-icing technology, and 
severe weather detection.
  (2) The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in 
consultation with and based on criteria established by the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard, shall award grants under this 
subsection on a competitive basis.
  (3) The Federal share of the cost of any activity carried out 
with a grant under this subsection shall not exceed [50] 75 
percent.
  (4) There is authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2018 through [2019] 2021 for activities 
under this subsection.
  (k) For the purposes of this section, the term ``auxiliary 
craft'' means a vessel that is carried onboard a fishing vessel 
and is normally used to support fishing operations.

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                      TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE I--ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, DUTIES, AND ADMINISTRATION

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CHAPTER 5--FUNCTIONS AND POWERS

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                   SUBCHAPTER III--AIDS TO NAVIGATION

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548. Prohibition against officers and employees being interested in 
          contracts for materials, etc.
549. Lighthouse and other sites; necessity and sufficiency of cession by 
          State of jurisdiction.
550. Marking pierheads in certain lakes.

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                   SUBCHAPTER III--AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Sec. 541. Aids to navigation authorized

   [In] (a) In  order to aid navigation and to prevent 
disasters, collisions, and wrecks of vessels and aircraft, the 
Coast Guard may establish, maintain, and operate:
          (1) aids to maritime navigation required to serve the 
        needs of the armed forces or of the commerce of the 
        United States;
          (2) aids to air navigation required to serve the 
        needs of the armed forces of the United States peculiar 
        to warfare and primarily of military concern as 
        determined by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary 
        of any department within the Department of Defense and 
        as required by any of those officials; and
          (3) electronic aids to navigation systems (a) 
        required to serve the needs of the armed forces of the 
        United States peculiar to warfare and primarily of 
        military concern as determined by the Secretary of 
        Defense or any department within the Department of 
        Defense; or (b) required to serve the needs of the 
        maritime commerce of the United States; or (c) required 
        to serve the needs of the air commerce of the United 
        States as requested by the Administrator of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration.
These aids to navigation other than electronic aids to 
navigation systems shall be established and operated only 
within the United States, the waters above the Continental 
Shelf, the territories and possessions of the United States, 
the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and beyond the 
territorial jurisdiction of the United States at places where 
naval or military bases of the United States are or may be 
located. The Coast Guard may establish, maintain, and operate 
aids to maritime navigation under paragraph (1) of this section 
by contract with any person, public body, or instrumentality.
  (b) In the case of pierhead beacons, the Commandant may--
          (1) acquire, by donation or purchase in behalf of the 
        United States, the right to use and occupy sites for 
        pierhead beacons; and
          (2) properly mark all pierheads belonging to the 
        United States situated on the northern and northwestern 
        lakes, whenever the Commandant is duly notified by the 
        department charged with the construction or repair of 
        pierheads that the construction or repair of any such 
        pierheads has been completed.

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Sec. 548. Prohibition against officers and employees being interested 
                    in contracts for materials, etc.

  No officer, enlisted member, or civilian member of the Coast 
Guard in any manner connected with the construction, operation, 
or maintenance of lighthouses, shall be interested, either 
directly or indirectly, in any contract for labor, materials, 
or supplies for the construction, operation, or maintenance of 
lighthouses, or in any patent, plan, or mode of construction or 
illumination, or in any article of supply for the construction, 
operation, or maintenance of lighthouses.

Sec. 549. Lighthouse and other sites; necessity and sufficiency of 
                    cession by State of jurisdiction

  (a) No lighthouse, beacon, public pier, or landmark, shall be 
built or erected on any site until cession of jurisdiction over 
the same has been made to the United States.
  (b) For the purposes of subsection (a), a cession by a State 
of jurisdiction over a place selected as the site of a 
lighthouse, or other structure or work referred to in 
subsection (a), shall be deemed sufficient if the cession 
contains a reservation that process issued under authority of 
such State may continue to be served within such place.
  (c) If no reservation of service described in subsection (b) 
is contained in a cession, all process may be served and 
executed within the place ceded, in the same manner as if no 
cession had been made.

Sec. 550. Marking pierheads in certain lakes

  The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall properly mark all 
pierheads belonging to the United States situated on the 
northern and northwestern lakes, whenever he is duly notified 
by the department charged with the construction or repair of 
pierheads that the construction or repair of any such pierhead 
has been completed.

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SUBTITLE II--PERSONNEL

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               CHAPTER 25--PERSONNEL; GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.
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                    SUBCHAPTER II--LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE

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2532. Retirement of employees.
2533. Surviving spouses.
2534. Application for benefits.

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SUBCHAPTER II--LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE

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Sec. 2532. Retirement of employees

  (a) Optional Retirement.--Except as provided in subsections 
(d) and (e), a covered employee may retire from further 
performance of duty if such officer or employee--
          (1) has completed 30 years of active service in the 
        Government and is at least 55 years of age;
          (2) has completed 25 years of active service in the 
        Government and is at least 62 years of age; or
          (3) is involuntarily separated from further 
        performance of duty, except by removal for cause on 
        charges of misconduct or delinquency, after completing 
        25 years of active service in the Government, or after 
        completing 20 years of such service and if such 
        employee is at least 50 years of age.
  (b) Compulsory Retirement.--A covered employee who becomes 70 
years of age shall be compulsorily retired from further 
performance of duty.
  (c) Retirement for Disability.--
          (1) In general.--A covered employee who has completed 
        15 years of active service in the Government and is 
        found, after examination by a medical officer of the 
        United States, to be disabled for useful and efficient 
        service by reason of disease or injury not due to 
        vicious habits, intemperance, or willful misconduct of 
        such officer or employee, shall be retired.
          (2) Restoration to active duty.--Any individual 
        retired under paragraph (1) may, upon recovery, be 
        restored to active duty, and shall from time to time, 
        before reaching the age at which such individual may 
        retire under subsection (a), be reexamined by a medical 
        officer of the United States upon the request of the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating.
  (d) Annual Compensation.--
          (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        The annual compensation of a person retired under this 
        section shall be a sum equal to one-fortieth of the 
        average annual pay received for the last three years of 
        service for each year of active service in the 
        Lighthouse Service, or in a department or branch of the 
        Government having a retirement system, not to exceed 
        thirty-fortieths of such average annual pay received.
          (2) Retirement before 55.--The retirement pay 
        computed under paragraph (1) for any officer or 
        employee retiring under this section shall be reduced 
        by one-sixth of 1 percent for each full month the 
        officer or employee is under 55 years of age at the 
        date of retirement.
          (3) No allowance or subsistence.--Retirement pay 
        under this section shall not include any amount on 
        account of subsistence or other allowance.
  (e) Exception.--The retirement and pay provision in this 
section shall not apply to--
          (1) any person in the field service of the Lighthouse 
        Service whose duties do not require substantially all 
        their time; or
          (2) persons of the Coast Guard.
  (f) Waiver.--Any person entitled to retirement pay under this 
section may decline to accept all or any part of such 
retirement pay by a waiver signed and filed with the Secretary 
of the Treasury. Such waiver may be revoked in writing at any 
time, but no payment of the retirement pay waived shall be made 
covering the period during which such waiver was in effect.
  (g) Definition.--For the purposes of this section, the term 
``covered employee'' means an officer or employee engaged in 
the field service or on vessels of the Lighthouse Service, 
except a person continuously employed in district offices or 
shop.

Sec. 2533. Surviving spouses

  The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating shall pay $100 per month to the surviving spouse of a 
current or former employee of the Lighthouse Service in 
accordance with section 2532 if such employee dies--
          (1) at a time when such employee was receiving or was 
        entitled to receive retirement pay under this 
        subchapter; or
          (2) from non-service-connected causes after fifteen 
        or more years of employment in such service.

Sec. 2534. Application for benefits

  (a) Application for the benefits of section 2533 shall be 
made in such manner and form as the Civil Service Commission 
shall prescribe.
  (b) The Civil Service Commission shall perform, or cause to 
be performed, such acts, and shall make such rules and 
regulations, as may be necessary or proper to carry out section 
2533.
  (c) Payment to Civil Service Retirement and Disability 
Fund.--For financing the unfunded liability of new and 
increased annuity benefits becoming effective on or after 
October 20, 1969, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8348, and annuities 
under special Acts to be credited to the Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund, such sums as may be necessary:  
Provided, That annuities authorized by section 2533 may 
hereafter be paid out of the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.

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                          ACT OF JUNE 20, 1918

   AN ACT To authorize aids to navigation and for other works in the 
              Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes.



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  [Sec. 2.  That Hereafter the appropriation, ``General 
expenses, Lighthouse Service,'' shall be available, under 
regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce, for the 
payment of traveling and subsistence expenses of teachers while 
actually employed by States or private persons to instruct the 
children of keepers of lighthouses.]

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  [Sec. 6.  That hereafter all officers and employees engaged 
in the field service or on vessels of the Lighthouse Service, 
except persons continuously employed in district offices or 
shops, who (1) shall have reached the age of fifty-five years, 
after having been thirty years in the active service of 
government, (2) shall have reached the age of sixty-two years, 
after having been twenty-five years in the active service of 
the Government, or (3) are involuntarily separated from further 
performance of duty, except by removal for cause on charges of 
misconduct or delinquency, after completing twenty-five years 
in the active service of the Government, or after completing 
twenty years of such service and after reaching the age of 
fifty years, may at their option be retired from further 
performance of duty; and all such officers and employees who 
shall have reached the age of seventy years shall be 
compulsorily retired from further performance of duty: 
Provided, That the annual compensation of persons so retired 
shall be a sum equal to one-fortieth of the average annual pay 
received for the last three years of service for each year of 
active service in the Lighthouse Service or in a department or 
branch of the Government having a retirement system, not to 
exceed in any case thirty-fortieths of such average annual pay 
received: Provided further, That the retirement pay computed 
under the preceding proviso for any such officer or employee 
retiring under clause (3) shall be reduced by one-sixth of 1 
per centum for each full month the officer or employee is under 
fifty-five years of age at the date of retirement: Provided 
further, That such retirement pay shall not include anv amount 
on account of subsistence or other allowance. Any person 
entitled to retirement pay under this section may decline to 
accept all or any part of such retirement pay by a waiver 
signed and filed with the Secretary of the Treasury. Such 
waiver may be revoked in writing at any time, but no payment of 
the retirement pay waived shall be made covering the period 
during which such waiver was in effect.]
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                         ACT OF AUGUST 19, 1950

 AN ACT To provide benefits for the widows of certain persons who were 
   retired or are eligible for retirement under section 6 of the Act 
 entitled ``An Act to authorize aids to navigation and for other works 
in the Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes'', approved June 20, 
                           1918, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That where--]
          [(1) any former employee of the Lighthouse Service 
        has died or shall hereafter die at a time when that 
        employee was receiving or was entitled to receive 
        retirement pay under section 6 of the Act entitled ``An 
        Act to authorize aids to navigation and for other works 
        in the Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes'', 
        approved June 20, 1918, as amended and supplemented (33 
        U.S.C., secs. 763-765), and
          [(2) the surviving spouse of the former employee was 
        married to the former employee prior to the retirement 
        of the former employee from the Lighthouse Service and 
        has not remarried--
the surviving spouse, so long as the surviving spouse does not 
remarry, shall be paid $100 per month by the Secretary of the 
Treasury.]
  [Sec. 2. Where--
          [(1) any employee (other than an employee whose 
        position was classified in one of the grades of the 
        professional and scientific service of the 
        Classification Act of 1923, as amended, or a comparable 
        grade of the Classification Act of 1949, or who 
        performed duties of a position comparable to a position 
        so classified after the enactment of law requiring the 
        classification of such positions) of the Lighthouse 
        Service has died or shall hereafter die from non-
        service-connected causes after fifteen or more years of 
        employment in such service, and
          [(2) the surviving spouse of the employee has not 
        since remarried,
the surviving spouse, so long as the surviving spouse does not 
remarry, shall be paid $100 per month by the Secretary of the 
Treasury.
  [Sec. 3. Application for the benefits of this Act shall be 
made in such manner and form as the Civil Service Commission 
shall prescribe.
  [Sec. 4.  The Civil Service Commission shall perform, or 
cause to be performed, such acts, and shall make such rules and 
regulations, as may be necessary or proper to carry out the 
provisions of this Act.]

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                           PUBLIC LAW 112-74



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 DIVISION C--FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS 
ACT, 2012

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TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

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       [PAYMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND]

  [For financing the unfunded liability of new and increased 
annuity benefits becoming effective on or after October 20, 
1969, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8348, and annuities under 
special Acts to be credited to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, such sums as may be necessary:  Provided, That 
annuities authorized by the Act of May 29, 1944, and the Act of 
August 19, 1950 (33 U.S.C. 771-775), may hereafter be paid out 
of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.]

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                 REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES



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TITLE LV--LIGHTS AND BUOYS

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  [Sec. 4661.  No light-house, beacon, public piers, or 
landmark, shall be built or erected on any site until cession 
of jurisdiction over the same has been made to the United 
States.
  [Sec. 4662.  A cession by a State of jurisdiction over a 
place selected as the site of a light-house, or other structure 
or work, shall be deemed sufficient within the preceding 
section, notwithstanding it contains a reservation that process 
issued under authority of such State may continue to be served 
within such place. And notwithstanding any such cession of 
jurisdiction contains no such reservation, all process may be 
served and executed within the place ceded, in the same manner 
as if no cession had been made. ]

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  [Sec. 4680.  No member of the Light-House Board, inspector, 
light-keeper, or other person in any manner connected with the 
light-house service, shall be interested, either directly or 
indirectly, in any contract for labor, materials, or supplies 
for the light-house service, or in any patent, plan, or mode of 
construction or illumination, or in any article of supply for 
the light-house service.]

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                           ACT OF MAY 3, 1875

     AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the 
Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred 
                and seventy-six, and for other purposes.



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TREASURY DEPARTMENT

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FOR LIFE-SAVING AND LIFE-BOAT STATIONS.

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  [And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, 
whenever he shall deem it advisable, to acquire, by donation or 
purchase in behalf of the United States, the right to use and 
occupy sites for life-saving or life-boat stations, houses of 
refuge and sites for pier-head beacons the establishment of' 
which has been, or shall hereafter be, authorized by Congress.]

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                          ACT OF JUNE 17, 1910

 AN ACT To authorize additional aids to navigation in the Light-House 
   Establishment, and to provide for a Bureau of Light-Houses in the 
                        Department of Commerce.



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  [Sec. 11. That the commissioner of light-houses, subject to 
the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, as soon as 
practicable, shall rearrange the ocean, gulf, and lake coasts 
and the rivers of the United States, Porto Rico, and the naval 
station in Cuba into not exceeding nineteen light-house 
districts, and a light-house inspector shall be assigned in 
charge of each district. The light-house inspectors shall each 
receive a salary of two thousand four hundred dollars per 
annum, except the inspector of the third district, whose salary 
shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum. The 
President may, for a period not exceeding three years from the 
taking effect of this section, assign army and navy officers to 
act in lieu of the appointment of civilian light-house 
inspectors, but such army and Navy officers shall not receive 
any salary or compensation in addition to the salary or 
compensation they are entitled to as such army or navy 
officers: Provided, That in the districts which include the 
Mississippi River and its tributaries the President may 
designate army engineers to perform the duties of and act as 
inspectors. The President may detail officers of the Engineer 
Corps of the United States Army for consultation or to 
superintend the construction or repair of any aid to navigation 
authorized by Congress.]

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                          ACT OF MAY 22, 1926

  AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to dispose of certain 
    lighthouse reservations, and to increase the efficiency of the 
              Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes.



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  [Sec. 3. (a) That hereafter officers and employees of the 
Lighthouse Service entitled to the benefits of the Public 
Health Service shall also be entitled to such benefits, without 
charge, at other than hospitals or stations of the Public 
Health Service, under regulations promulgated by the Secretary 
of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce.
  [(b) The Public Health Service is authorized, in the 
discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide 
medical, surgical, and hospital services and supplies for the 
officers and crews of vessels of the Lighthouse Service, 
including when practicable the detail of medical officers on 
such vessels.
  [Sec. 4.  Hereafter officers and crews of vessels of the 
Lighthouse Service and light keepers and depot keepers of the 
Lighthouse Service shall be permitted to purchase commissary 
and quartermaster supplies from the Briny, Navy, or Marine 
Corps at the price charged officers and enlisted members of the 
Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.]

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                        ACT OF FEBRUARY 25, 1929

  AN ACT To improve the efficiency of the Lighthouse Service, and for 
                            other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That hereafter 
the appropriation, ``General expenses, Lighthouse Service,'' 
shall be available, under rules prescribed by the Secretary of 
Commerce, for paying the actual and necessary traveling 
expenses of lighthouse keepers at isolated stations incurred in 
obtaining medical attention.]

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                         ACT OF AUGUST 10, 1939

 AN ACT Relating to the retirement of employees to whom the provisions 
 of section 6 of the Act approved June 20, 1918 (40 Stat. 608; U.S.C., 
         1934 edition, title 33, sec. 763), as amended, apply.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That any 
officer or employee of the Lighthouse Service who, on June 30, 
1939, meets the requirements (except those relating to age and 
period of service) of section 6 of the Act approved June 20, 
1918 (40 Stat. 608; U. S. C., title 33, sec. 763), as amended 
or supplemented, and who shall (1) reach the age of sixty-four 
years prior to July 1, 1940, or (2) be the occupant of an 
office or position abolished prior to July 1, 1940, may in the 
discretion of the head of his executive department be retired 
with annual compensation as provided in said section 6: 
Provided, however, That no such officer or employee shall be 
retired hereunder unless he shall have been in the service of 
the Government not less than thirty years at the time of 
retirement. Any officer or employee to whom this Act applies 
who is not retired hereunder prior to reaching the age of 
sixty-five years shall, upon reaching such age, become eligible 
for retirement in accordance with the provisions of said 
section 6 of the Act of June 20, 1918, and may not be retired 
under the provisions of this Act. Nothing contained in this Act 
shall be construed to affect the application of said section 6 
to any officer or employee of the Lighthouse Service to whom 
this Act does not apply. ]
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                        ACT OF OCTOBER 29, 1949

  AN ACT To increase the retired pay of certain members of the former 
                          Lighthouse Service.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That the 
annual rate of retired pay received by any person who was 
retired on or before June 29,1949, under section 6 of the Act 
of June 20,1918, as amended and supplemented (33 U.S.C., 1946 
edition, 763-765) shall be increased by $360 on the first day 
of the calendar month following enactment of this Act.]
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                          ACT OF JULY 9, 1956

  AN ACT To increase the retired pay of certain members of the former 
                          Lighthouse Service.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That the 
annual rate of retired pay of each person retired under section 
6 of the Act of June 20, 1918, as amended and supplemented, 
shall be increased, effective on the first day of the first 
calendar month following the date of enactment of this Act, in 
accordance with the following schedule:]



  

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Retired pay  not   Retired pay  in
                                       in excess of    excess of  $1,500
                                     $1,500 shall be        shall be
                                      increased by--     increased by--
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[If retired pay commences between--
 
June 20, 2018, and June 30, 1955..      12 per centum       8 per centum
July 1, 1955, and December 31,          10 per centum       7 per centum
 1955.............................
January 1, 1956, and June 30, 1956       8 per centum       6 per centum
July 1, 1956, and December 31,           6 per centum       4 per centum
 1956.............................
January 1, 1957, and June 30, 1957       4 per centum       2 per centum
July 1, 1957, and December 31,           2 per centum       1 per centum
 1957.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Such annual increase in retired pay shall not exceed the sun1 
necessary to increase such retired pay to $4,104. The monthly 
installment of each retired payment so Increased shall be fixed 
at the nearest dollar.]
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                          ACT OF MARCH 4, 1921

   AN ACT To Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the 
  Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and for other 
purposes.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE.

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  The provision of section 6 of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
authorize aids to navagation and for other works in the 
Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes,'' approved June 20, 
1918, relative to compulsory retirement shall not apply to an 
employee of the Lighthouse Service if within sixty days after 
the passage of this Act or not less than thirty days before the 
arrival of such employee at the age of seventy, the Secretary 
of Commerce shall certify as a matter of public record that by 
reason of his efficiency and willingness to remain in the 
Lighthouse Service of the United Statues the continuance of 
such employee therein would be advantageous to the public 
service. In that event such employee may be retained for a term 
not exceeding two years, and at the end of two years such 
employee may, by similar certification, be continued for an 
additional term not exceeding two years[: Provided, however, 
That at the end of ten years after this Act becomes effective 
no employee shall be continued in the Lighthouse Service beyond 
the age of compulsory retirement defined in the Act of June 20, 
1918, referred to in this paragraph: Provided further, That 
nothing herein shall exclude or prevent any employee of the 
Lighthouse Service who shall have reached the age of compulsory 
retirement within thirty days before or after the date of the 
passage of this Act from enjoying the privileges thereof].

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                          ACT OF MAY 13, 1938

  AN ACT To improve the efficiency of the Lighthouse Service, and for 
other purposes.

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  [Sec. 3.  Money accruing from commutation of rations and 
provisions for working parties in the field, officers and crews 
of light vessels and tenders, and officials and other 
authorized persons on board of such tenders or vessels, after 
payment on proper vouchers to the officer in charge of the mess 
of such vessel or party, as provided by law. mav be expended 
and accounted for pursuant to regulations prescribed by the 
Secretary of Commerce, notwithstanding the provisions of the of 
June 26, 1934 (48 Stat. 1233).]

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