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H.R. 5443 (114th): PHMSA Accountability Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 9, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5443

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 9, 2016

(for herself, Ms. Eshoo, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Rangel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide for mandamus actions under chapter 601 of title 49 of the United States Code.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the PHMSA Accountability Act.

2.

Actions by private persons

Section 60121 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(e)

Mandamus

A person may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States to compel the Secretary to perform a nondiscretionary duty under this chapter that the Secretary has failed to perform.

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