S. 546: RESPONSE Act of 2016

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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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2015

Status:

Passed House with Changes on Nov 29, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate and the House, but the House made changes and sent it back to the Senate on November 29, 2016.

Sponsor:

Heidi Heitkamp

Junior Senator from North Dakota

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016
Length: 12 pages

Prognosis:

52% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Feb 24, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 4, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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

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.

Nov 14, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Nov 25, 2016
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 29, 2016
 
Passed House with Changes

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

 
Senate Approves House Changes

 
Signed by the President

S. 546 is 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.

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