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S.2086: Reliable Home Heating Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor John Thune, R-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 9 (3 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action June 30, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on May 20, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Reliable Home Heating Act - Directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to recognize any 30-day emergency period declared by a state governor due to a shortage of residential heating fuel (and up to two additional 30-day periods) as one during which FMCSA federal motor carrier safety regulations shall not apply to any motor carrier or driver operating a commercial motor vehicle providing residential heating fuel in a geographic area designated as under a state of emergency.

Defines the term "residential heating fuel" to include heating oil, natural gas, and propane.

Directs the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, using data compiled from the Administration's Weekly Petroleum Status Reports, to notify the governor of each state in a Petroleum Administration for Defense Di...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 30, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-125.
June 30, 2014 Signed by President.
June 25, 2014 Presented to President.
June 23, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5602)
June 23, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2086.
June 23, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5602-5604)
June 23, 2014 Mr. Petri moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
May 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
May 22, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
May 22, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
May 22, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 22, 2014 Received in the House.
May 21, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3243; text as passed Senate: CR S3243)
May 20, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 379.
May 20, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-162.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.