Friday, May 23, 2014

Bills Introduced – 5-22-14

With the House and Senate leaving town for a LONG Memorial Day Weekend there were 76 bills introduced yesterday. Only three of them may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4726 Latest Title: To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish an innovation in surface transportation program, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Davis, Rodney (R,IL)

HR 4738 Latest Title: To ensure the safety of DOT-111 tank cars by improving standards for new tank cars and upgrading existing tank cars, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. (D,NJ)

S 2384 Latest Title: A bill to require the President to develop a watch list and a priority watch list of foreign countries that engage in economic or industrial espionage in cyberspace with respect to United States trade secrets or proprietary information, to provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to foreign persons that knowingly benefit from such espionage, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl (D,MI)

The first and last bills in the list may contain specific language of interest, I’ll wait and see when they are published. Chemical transportation folks and emergency responders will certainly be interested in the actual wording of the provisions in HR 4738.

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