Bill Sponsor
House Bill 4143
118th Congress(2023-2024)
National Construction Safety Team Enhancement Act of 2024
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Active
Passed House on May 8, 2024
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 15, 2023
Latest Action
May 9, 2024
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4143
Congress
118
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
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Sponsorship by Party
Democrat
California
Republican
California
Democrat
California
Democrat
District of Columbia
Democrat
Illinois
Republican
New Jersey
Democrat
North Carolina
Democrat
North Carolina
Democrat
North Carolina
Republican
Oklahoma
Democrat
Pennsylvania
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on May 8, 2024
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
195
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

National Construction Safety Team Enhancement Act of 2023

This bill expands the authority of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to investigate structural failures other than those involving buildings and to recommend related improvements to engineering standards and practices.

Specifically, the bill expands the investigative authority of NIST's National Construction Safety Teams. Currently, these teams are authorized to investigate the structural failure of a building that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that had the significant potential to cause a substantial loss of life. These teams must (1) identify the likely cause of the failure, (2) evaluate the technical aspects of evacuation and response procedures, and (3) recommend ways to improve building standards, codes, and practices and other related actions based on their findings.

The bill expands this authority beyond buildings to include other types of structures and related engineering standards and practices.

Text (4)
September 1, 2023
June 15, 2023
Actions (15)
05/09/2024
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
05/08/2024
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/08/2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 358 - 41 (Roll no. 195).
05/08/2024
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 358 - 41 (Roll no. 195). (text: 5/7/2024 CR H2922)
05/08/2024
Considered as unfinished business.
05/07/2024
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.
05/07/2024
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4143.
05/07/2024
Considered under suspension of the rules.
05/07/2024
Mr. Kean (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/01/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 139.
09/01/2023
Reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 118-175.
06/21/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
06/21/2023
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 0.
06/15/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
06/15/2023
Introduced in House
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H.R.4143 118 National Construction Safety Team Enhancement Act of 2023
Public Record
Record Updated
Jul 9, 2024 6:43:37 PM