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H.R. 5891 (116th): Safe Routes to School Expansion Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5891

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2020

(for himself, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Titus, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to funding for certain safety projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Routes to School Expansion Act.

2.

Highway safety improvement program

Section 148 of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in paragraph (4)(B)—

(i)

by striking clause (xviii) and inserting the following:

(xviii)

Safe Routes to School infrastructure related projects, as defined in section 1404(f) of SAFETEA–LU (23 U.S.C. 402 note).

;

(ii)

in clause (xxvi) by inserting or leading pedestrian intervals after beacons;

(iii)

by redesignating clause (xxviii) as clause (xxix);

(iv)

by inserting after clause (xxvii) the following:

(xxviii)

Installation of infrastructure improvements that create safe routes to bus stops including sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, and bus stop shelters or protected waiting areas.

; and

(v)

in clause (xxix), as redesignated, by striking (xxvii) and inserting (xxviii);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (12) as paragraphs (11) through (13), respectively;

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

(10)

Safety project under any other section

(A)

In general

The term safety project under any other section means a project carried out for the purposes of safety under any section of this title other than this section.

(B)

Inclusion

The term safety project under any other section includes a project, consistent with the State strategic highway safety plan, that—

(i)

promotes public awareness and informs the public regarding highway safety matters (including motorcycle safety and school bus stop safety);

(ii)

facilitates enforcement of traffic safety laws; and

(iii)

supports Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure projects, as defined in section 1404(f) of SAFETEA–LU (23 U.S.C. 402 note).

; and

(D)

in paragraph (12)(A), as so redesignated—

(i)

in clause (ix) by striking and;

(ii)

by redesignating clause (x) as clause (xi); and

(iii)

by inserting after clause (ix) the following:

(x)

State or local representatives of educational agencies to address Safe Routes to School and school bus safety; and

;

(2)

in subsection (c)(1)(A) by striking (11) and inserting (12);

(3)

in subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) by striking (11) and inserting (12); and

(4)

in subsection (e) by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Flexible funding for safety projects under any other section

(A)

In general

To advance the implementation of a State strategic highway plan, a State may use not more than 25 percent of the amounts apportioned to the State under section 104(b)(3) for a fiscal year to carry out safety projects under any other section.

(B)

Other transportation and safety plans

Nothing in this paragraph requires a State to revise any State process, plan, or program in effect on the date of enactment of this paragraph.

.

3.

Federal share payable

Section 120(c)(1) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting an improvement for pedestrian or bicyclist safety or safety of people with disabilities, Safe Routes to School improvements, after utility poles,.