S. 546: RESPONSE Act of 2016

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2015

Status:

Passed Senate on May 9, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on May 9, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Heidi Heitkamp

Junior Senator from North Dakota

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Length: 13 pages

Prognosis:

36% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 24, 2015
 
Introduced

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Mar 4, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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May 9, 2016
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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