H.R.2576: To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Jeffrey Denham, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Revises certain minimum pipeline safety standards requirements to delay from January 3, 2012, to January 3, 2015, the requirement that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) issue a regulation that incorporates by reference any pipeline safety regulatory documents or portions only if such documents are made available to the public, free of charge, on an Internet website.

Eliminates the prohibition against issuing guidance unless such requirements are met.

Eliminates also the restriction that such documents be made available to the public only on the Internet.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 9, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-30.
Aug. 9, 2013 Signed by President.
Aug. 6, 2013 Presented to President.
Aug. 2, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Aug. 1, 2013 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6257)
July 17, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
July 16, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 16, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 2 (Roll no. 354). (text: CR H4495)

July 16, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4501-4502)
July 16, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
July 16, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2576.
July 16, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4495-4501)
July 16, 2013 Mr. Petri moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
July 16, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 110.
July 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
July 16, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-152, Part I.
July 10, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
July 10, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2013 Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Discharged.
July 5, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
July 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure