H.R. 2095 (110th): Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008

To amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes.

Overview

Introduced:

May 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 16, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 16, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-432

Sponsor:

James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 123 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4122: American Investment in Safe, Reliable High-Speed Rail Act

Introduced on Nov 8, 2007. 57% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1300: Program for Real Energy Security Act

Introduced on Mar 1, 2007. 19% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1516: Federal Railroad Safety Accountability and Improvement Act

Introduced on Mar 14, 2007. 19% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6004: Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion Act for the 21st Century

Introduced on May 8, 2008. 20% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5644: To provide for competitive development and operation of high-speed rail corridor projects.

Introduced on Mar 14, 2008. 16% incorporated. (compare text)

History

May 1, 2007
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 14, 2007
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 17, 2007
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 1, 2008
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 25, 2008
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 3, 2008
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

Oct 16, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2095 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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