S. 808: Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Introduced:

Mar 19, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 18, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-110

Sponsor:

John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 19, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 25, 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.

Jun 18, 2015
 
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.

Dec 10, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 18, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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