Bill Sponsor
House Bill 6248
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Think Differently Transportation Act
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Passed House on May 21, 2024
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 6, 2023
Latest Action
May 22, 2024
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6248
Congress
118
Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of transportation modes and conveyances, including funding and safety matters; Coast Guard; infrastructure development; travel and tourism. Measures concerning water resources and navigation projects may fall under Water Resources Development policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on May 21, 2024
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3385-3386)
Summary

Think Differently Transportation Act

This bill requires the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to include information on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in a required annual report to Congress.

Specifically, Amtrak must incorporate into the annual report an action plan for bringing Amtrak rail cars and stations into compliance with the ADA as required by a 2020 settlement agreement entered into between Amtrak and the Department of Justice. (Under the agreement, Amtrak committed to complying with the ADA and making intercity rail stations accessible.)

Amtrak must also include a status report on ADA compliance at Amtrak-served stations (based on an assessment by Amtrak). For those Amtrak-served stations where Amtrak is not responsible for ADA compliance, Amtrak must include in the report information on the responsible entity. 

Text (4)
May 22, 2024
May 21, 2024
May 14, 2024
November 6, 2023
Actions (15)
05/22/2024
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
05/21/2024
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/21/2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
05/21/2024
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3385-3386)
05/21/2024
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6248.
05/21/2024
Considered under suspension of the rules.
05/21/2024
Mr. Molinaro moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/14/2024
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 424.
05/14/2024
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 118-510.
01/31/2024
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
01/31/2024
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
01/31/2024
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Discharged
11/14/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
11/06/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
11/06/2023
Introduced in House
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Public Record
Record Updated
Jul 9, 2024 6:49:33 PM