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H.R. 6497 - Train Coverings for Community Safety Act

Sponsor: Grace Meng (D)
Introduced: 2018-07-24
Bill Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6497


    To enhance rail safety and provide for the safe and covered transport of materials in railroad cars, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2018

    Ms. Meng introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

    To enhance rail safety and provide for the safe and covered transport of materials in railroad cars, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Train Coverings for Community Safety Act”.

SEC. 2. Rulemaking required.

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations requiring materials transported by rail to be completely covered while in transit, including while being held, delayed, or transferred.


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