H.R. 1558 (99th): Inland Waterways Development Act of 1985

Introduced:
Mar 19, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 967 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 22, 1985

Sponsor
James Howard
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
S. 967 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 22, 1985

H.R. 6 (Related)
Water Resources Development Act of 1986

Signed by the President
Nov 17, 1986

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 19, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 19, 1985
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 1985
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the improvement of and funding for the inland and intracoastal waterways of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

House Ways and Means

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/19/1985--Introduced.
Inland Waterways Development Act of 1985 - Amends the Inland Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 requiring transfer to the Inland Waterways Trust Fund amounts equivalent to the revenue from the tax on fuel used in commercial transportation on inland waterways and the user fees on vessels in such transportation previously equivalent only to the tax on fuel).
States that the funds derived from the fuel tax shall be expended for new construction of navigational features on inland and intracoastal waterways described in this Act. Requires funds derived from the user fees to be expended on Federal navigation projects in such waterways and to pay the costs of collecting such fees.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer a portion of the trust fund to the Tennessee Valley Authority. Redefines the inland and intracoastal waterways of the United States to consist of specified waterways.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a user fee on vessels used in commercial waterway transportation.
Excludes the following from liability for such fees:
(1) vessels not engaged in commercial activity which are owned or under the control of the United States or another nation;
(2) vessels used by a State or political subdivision; and
(3) vessels engaged in dredging activities.
Creates the Inland Waterways Users Board. Describes the Board's composition and duties.
Authorizes the Secretary to study, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain new improvements and rehabilitations and modifications of existing improvements on specified waterways.
Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress a final environmental impact statement and a statement of compliance with the Clean Water Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and other laws before the initiation of such plans.
States that such improvements shall be eligible for appropriations and may be undertaken unless a Joint Resolution disapproving the environmental impact statement becomes law within 180 days.
Declares that claims brought regarding work authorized by such plans may be filed only in a U.S. district court for the district in which the work is located or the injury occurs.
Declares that injunctive relief may not be granted unless specified conditions are met.
Authorizes the following improvements:
(1) Gallipolis locks and dams, Ohio River, Ohio and West Virginia;
(2) White River Navigation to Batesville, Arkansas;
(3) Bonneville Lock and Dam, Columbia River Oregon and Washington;
(4) Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridges, North Carolina; and
(5) locks and dams 5 through 14, Kentucky River, Kentucky.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 1558 (99th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus