Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Realize America's Maritime Promise Act or RAMP Act - Requires the total budget resources for expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for harbor maintenance programs to equal... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 22, 2013

Co-Sponsors

r-51
d-49

Bill Text

A BILL

To ensure that amounts credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor maintenance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Realize America's Maritime Promise Act'' or the ``RAMP Act''.

SEC. 2. FUNDING FOR HARBOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS.

(a) Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Guarantee.-- (1) In general.--The total budget resources made available from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund each fiscal year pursuant to section 9505(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund) shall be equal to the level of receipts plus interest credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for that fiscal year. Such amounts may be used only for harbor maintenance programs described in section 9505(c) of such Code. (2) Guarantee.--No funds may be appropriated for harbor maintenance programs described in such section unless the amount described in paragraph (1) has been provided. (b) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Total budget resources.--The term ``total budget resources'' means the total amount made available by appropriations Acts from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for a fiscal year for making expenditures under section 9505(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (2) Level of receipts plus interest.--The term ``level of receipts plus interest'' means the level of taxes and interest credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund under section 9505 of the Internal Revenue Code...

Read Full Text

Sentiment Map

Select:

Nation

21 Supporting
2 Opposing
91% 9%

State: CA

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

No organizations supporting yet.

Organizations Opposing

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

No constiutents supporting yet.

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 335 ("To ensure that amounts credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor") because...the language of the legislation seems to imply that Harbor Maintenance Trust Funds are being used for purposes other than intended -OR- that the budgeted amount is not being fully spent each year; and the sponsor does not adequately explain why we need to enact this bill.

Share
FL
7
willy-um
FL-7
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Realize America's Maritime Promise Act or RAMP Act - Requires the total budget resources for expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for harbor maintenance programs to equal the level of receipts plus interest credited to such Fund for that fiscal year. Limits the use of such resources to such programs only. Declares that it shall be out of order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that would cause total budget resources for the Fund in a fiscal year for harbor maintenance programs to be less than the level of receipts plus interest credited to the Fund for that fiscal year.

H.R. 334The Keystone for a Secure Tomorrow Act H.R. 336 To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for count...