Friday, March 20, 2015

Bills Introduced – 3-19-15

Yesterday as the House and Senate prepared to leave town on a three-day weekend a total of 106 bills were introduced. Of those, three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 1461 - To repeal certain provisions of titles 23 and 49, United States Code, and for other purposes. Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]

HR 1472 - To establish a modernized national Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, and for other purposes. Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]

S 797 - A bill to amend the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, and for other purposes. Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]

HR 1461 may be similar to HR 1483, to amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to repeal wage requirements applicable to laborers and mechanics employed on Federal-aid highway and public transportation construction projects. If so, I will not mention it again.

HR 1472 may be similar to HR 3283 from last session. That bill was ordered reported by the Homeland Security Committee, but was never taken up by the Whole House.

The title to S 797 is so vague that there is no telling what it covers. If it addresses hazmat shipping issues, then it will receive future mention here.

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