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SB 1582: Sea Marshals on Cruise Ships (2008)


This bill would require cruise ships embarking from ports in California to have on board a licensed marine engineer, granted peace officer status under this bill, to monitor matters of public safety and environmental compliance.  To fund the program, this bill would authorize the Department of Justice to assess a fee on a ship of $1 per berth per day the ship is operating in California’s waters.

For more information, you can read the SB 1582 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 1582 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Did not pass the Legislature

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 1582

04/21/2008 - Senator Simitian Presents SB 1582 (Ocean Rangers on Cruise Vessels) in Committee

04/16/2008 - California proposes ocean rangers

04/08/2008 - Legislation Targeting Cruise Ship Crime and Pollution Passes First Test

04/08/2008 - State bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

03/10/2008 - Senator Simitian's Press Conference on SB 1582

03/10/2008 - Simitian Bill Tackles Cruise Ship Crime, Pollution

03/10/2008 - Ocean Rangers Proposed for Cruise Ships

02/23/2008 - Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships