H.Res. 410: Recognizing the numerous contributions of the recreational boating community and the boating industry to the continuing prosperity and affluence of the United States

H.Res. 410

Recognizing the numerous contributions of the recreational boating community and the boating industry to the continuing prosperity and affluence of the United States

Date
June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 410 will be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL) on May 6, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 410 resolves that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:

•  "The recreational boating community and the boating industry of the United States should be commended for their numerous contributions to the economy of the United States, the well-being of United States citizens, and responsible environmental stewardship of the marine resources of the United States; and

•  "The President should issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe National Boating Day with appropriate programs and activities that emphasize family involvement and provide an opportunity to promote the boating industry."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the boating community in the United States includes over 59 million individuals and generates more than $33 million annually in the American economy, as well as 337,000 jobs. There are approximately 1,400 active boat builders in the United States, using materials and services contributed from all 50 States.