H R 3159 in Congressional Session 104

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 3159

 

Title : To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the National Transportation Safety Board, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
9/18/1996--Passed Senate amended.    (There is 1 other summary) TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I:

NTSB Amendments

Title II:

Intermodal Transportation

Title I:

NTSB Amendments - National Transportation Safety Board Amendments of 1996 - Amends Federal transportation law to prohibit the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and any agency receiving information from it from disclosing: (1) records or information relating to its participation in foreign aircraft accident investigations, except in certain circumstances; or (2) voluntarily provided safety-related information unrelated to the exercise of the NTSB's accident or incident investigation authority, if disclosure would inhibit the voluntary provision of that type of information.

(Sec. 104)

Authorizes the NTSB to conduct training of its employees in subjects necessary for the proper performance of accident investigations.

(Sec. 105)

Authorizes appropriations to the Board through FY 1999.

Title II:

Intermodal Transportation - Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Amendments Act of 1996 - Amends Federal transportation law to revise the prior notification requirements for intermodal freight transportation. Requires a person who tenders to a first carrier that is a motor carrier (currently, any carrier) a container or trailer with a gross cargo weight of more than 29,000 pounds (currently, 10,000 pounds, including packing material and pallets) for intermodal transportation to give prior notification of the cargo weight and a reasonable description of its contents to the motor carrier.

(Sec. 204)

Allows such notification to be made by telephone, and allows the required certification of container or trailer contents to be electronic. Sets forth administrative and civil penalties for persons who inaccurately transfer certification information.

(Sec. 205)

Allows a motor carrier to presume that the gross cargo weight of a container or trailer is under 29,001 pounds if it receives no certification before or when a loaded intermodal container or trailer is tendered to it. Declares that a copy of a certification is not required to accompany the intermodal container or trailer. Requires a motor carrier that knows that the gross cargo weight of an intermodal container or trailer violates State vehicle weight laws to give notice to the operator of a leased vehicle that transports such items. Requires the motor carrier to reimburse the operator of the leased vehicle that is fined because of a violation of a State's gross vehicle weight laws.

(Sec. 206)

Adds to the circumstances giving certain persons a lien against the contents of the container or trailer as a result of a violation of a State's gross vehicle weight laws. Includes among such circumstances: (1) failure of the party required to provide certification of gross cargo weight to the first carrier to provide it; (2) failure of the party required to forward such certification to forward it; or (3) error in the transfer of information on the certification to another document.

Votes

Title : To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the National Transportation Safety Board, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
3371996-07-22On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended National Transportation Safety Board Amendments of 1996P

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 3159
 
Bill Number : H R 3159

Title : To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the National Transportation Safety Board, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bud [PA-9] (introduced 3/26/1996)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 3/28/1996

    Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 3/26/1996

    Rep Lipinski, William O. [IL-3] - 3/26/1996

    Rep Molinari, Susan [NY-13] - 3/26/1996

    Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 3/26/1996

    Rep Wise, Robert E., Jr. [WV-2] - 3/26/1996

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 3159

Title : To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the National Transportation Safety Board, and for other purposes.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
(Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
 
3/26/1996:Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
3/27/1996:Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
 
3/27/1996:Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/27/1996:Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
 
5/9/1996:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
5/9/1996:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
7/17/1996 8:08pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 104-682.
 
7/17/1996 8:09pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 353.
 
7/22/1996 1:14pm:Mr. Duncan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
 
7/22/1996 1:15pm:Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8049-8052)
 
7/22/1996 1:15pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
 
7/22/1996 1:38pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
 
7/22/1996 7:05pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8074-8075)
 
7/22/1996 7:13pm:On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 400 - 0 (Roll No. 337).
 
7/22/1996 7:13pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
7/23/1996:Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.
 
9/18/1996:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S10898)
 
9/18/1996:Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1831 amended.
 
9/18/1996:Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1831 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
 
9/20/1996:Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 
9/26/1996 4:45pm:Mr. Shuster moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
 
9/26/1996 4:45pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
 
9/26/1996 5:00pm:On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H11330-11334)
 
9/26/1996 5:01pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/26/1996 5:03pm:Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 221, enrollment corrections have been made.
 
9/26/1996:Cleared for White House.
 
10/3/1996:Presented to President.
 
10/11/1996:Signed by President.
 
10/11/1996:Became Public Law No: 104-291.