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SA 1446. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1373 proposed by Mr. Reid (for Mr. Byrd (for himself, Mr. Inouye, and Mrs. Murray)) to the bill H.R. 2892, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end, add the following:
Sec. __. (a) Exemption of Fishing Guides and Other Operators of Uninspected Vessels on Lake Texoma From Cot Guard and Other Regulations.--

(1) EXEMPTION OF STATE LICENSEES FROM COAST GUARD REGULATION.--Residents or non-residents who assist, accompany, transport, guide, or aid persons in the taking of fish for monetary compensation or other consideration on Lake Texoma who are licensed by the State in which they are operating shall not be subject to any requirement established or administered by the Coast Guard with respect to that operation.
(2) EXEMPTION OF COAST GUARD LICENSEES FROM STATE REGULATION.--Residents or non-residents who assist, accompany, transport, guide, or aid persons in the taking of fish for monetary compensation or other consideration on Lake Texoma who are currently licensed by the Coast Guard to conduct such activities shall not be subject to State regulation for as long as the Coast Guard license for such activities remains valid.
(b) State Requirements Not Affected.--Except as provided in subsection (a)(2), this section does not affect any requirement under State law or under any license issued under State law.
Sec. __. Section 70105(b)(2)(B) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``and serving under the authority of such license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariners document on a vessel for which the owner or operator of such vessel is required to submit a vessel security plan under section 70103(c) of this title'' before the semicolon.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 8, 2009.)