Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bills Introduced – 06-17-14

Both the Senate and House are in Washington this week and 27 bills were introduced yesterday. Two of those bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4871 Latest Title: To reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Neugebauer, Randy (R,TX)

S 2478 Latest Title: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to partner with industry to strengthen the safety culture and safety practices of short line and regional freight railroads. Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. (R,ME)

This now makes 5 bills in the current session that address the reauthorization of the TRIA. I haven’t seen this bill yet, but I suspect that this is the one that will get play in the House since Neugebauer is the Chair of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee.

The Collins bill may be of interest if it contains provisions specific to chemical transportation safety.

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