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H.R. 4925 (115th): FRA Safety Data Improvement Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R.4925 requires the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to implement certain recommendations for management and collection of railroad safety data. The Inspector General report recommends that FRA updates reporting guidance so users can more efficiently and accurately identify reporting requirements for different accident and incident types. The bill requires the FRA to implement a total 7 recommendations from the IG report. Further, to ensure compliance, the bill requires FRA to update Congress on its progress annually.

FRA's Office of Railroad Safety promotes and regulates safety throughout the Nation's railroad industry.  The office executes its regulatory and inspection responsibilities through a diverse staff of railroad safety experts.  The staff includes 400 Federal safety inspectors who operate out of eight regional offices.[1]

The FRA Safety Data Improvement Act codifies safety …

Sponsor and status

Josh Gottheimer

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Feb 5, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 10, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Gottheimer Claws Back More Than $6.5 Million for Hackettstown Train Project
    — Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5] (Sponsor) on Dec 28, 2018

House Passes Mitchell Legislation, H.R. 4921, the STB Information Security Improvement Act
    — Rep. Paul Mitchell [I-MI10, 2017-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 10, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of April 10, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Apr 10, 2018

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Feb 5, 2018

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Feb 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Apr 10, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 4925 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4925. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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