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S. 808 (114th): Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015

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

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Overview

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

Senator from South Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 12 pages

History

Mar 19, 2015
 
Introduced

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Mar 25, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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May 21, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Jun 18, 2015
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

S. 808 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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