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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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



May 2, 1984

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 31, 1984
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

H.R. 5568 (98th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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