20.0201 Purpose.

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It is the purpose of this chapter to establish certain standards for the protection and promotion of the health, safety and general welfare of people of the Territory of American Samoa; to encourage the orderly scheduling and safe operation of vessels in interisland and coastwise traffic in American Samoa and adjacent waters; to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by preventing unfair competition by and between vessels operating in American Samoa; to provide for fair and uniform rates, procedures, and regulations dealing with vessels operating in interisland and coastwise shipping in American Samoa and adjacent waters.

History: 1971, PL 12-34 § 2.