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H.R. 947: RURAL Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 947

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2021

(for himself and Ms. Brownley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify certain requirements of the railway-highway crossings program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Railway Upgrades for Rural American Lines Act or the RURAL Act.

2.

Railway-highway crossings program

Section 130 of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (e)(1)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A) by striking and the installation of protective devices and inserting , the installation of protective devices, and the replacement of functionally obsolete warning devices; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B) by striking the installation of protective devices at railway-highway crossings and inserting construction or installation of protective devices (including replacement of functionally obsolete protective devices) at railway-highway crossings;

(2)

in subsection (f)(3) by striking 90 percent and inserting 100 percent; and

(3)

in subsection (i)(3)(B) by striking $7,500 and inserting $100,000.