S. 1226: LINES Act

A bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to equalize liability and financial assurance requirements for onshore pipeline facilities that could discharge oil into the Great Lakes system with such requirements for offshore pipelines, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue an emergency order directing pipeline owners to comply with existing pipeline operating agreements or acquire sufficient resources to appropriately respond to possible oil spill incidents, and for other purposes.

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Overview

Introduced:

May 24, 2017

Status:

Introduced on May 24, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 24, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Gary Peters

Junior Senator from Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Length: 6 pages

Prognosis:

18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

 
Passed Senate (House next)

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1226 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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