H.R. 5568 (98th): Truck Safety Act of 1984


May 2, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 6, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


Geraldine Ferraro

Representative for New York's 9th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide that the Secretary of Transportation may exempt segments of the Interstate system from the requirement that double trailer trucks be allowed to operate on all Interstate highways and from certain truck length and width limitations, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/6/1984--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended) Truck Safety Act of 1984 - Amends the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to exempt segments of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 2, 1984

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Jul 31, 1984
Reported by Committee

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Aug 6, 1984
Passed House

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5568”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (18D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2217 (Related)
Tandem Truck Safety Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 30, 1984

H.R. 4953 (Related)
A bill to establish procedures for exempting certain interstate highways from the requirement that ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 1984

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