Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments

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Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments

Act Details

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments was, as a bill, a proposal (now, a piece of legislation) introduced on 1976-02-18 in the House of Commons and Senate respectively of the 94 United States Congress by Warren Grant Magnuson in relation with: Environmental protection, Public safety, Transportation and Travel, Transportation and public works, Transportation of hazardous substances.

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments became law (1) in the United States on 1976-10-11

It was referred to the following Committee(s): (2)

Senate Commerce (SSCM)

Warren Grant Magnuson, member of the US congress
Warren Grant Magnuson, Democrat, Senator from Washington

The proposal had the following cosponsors:

James Glenn Beall, Republican, Senator, from Maryland

Act Overview

Text of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments

(Measure passed House amended in lieu of H.R. 13124) Authorizes appropriation of $5000000 per fiscal year through September 30 1978 to carry out the provisions of title I (Hazardous Materials Transportation) of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

Act Notes

  • [Note 1] An Act (like Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments) or a resolution cannot become a law in the United States until it has been approved (passed) in identical form by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as signed by the President (but see (5)). If the two bodys of the Congress versions of an Act are not identical, one of the bodies might decide to take a further vote to adopt the bill (see more about the Congress process here). An Act may be pass in identical form with or without amendments and with or without conference. (see more about Enrollment).
  • [Note 2] Proposals are referred to committees for preliminary consideration, then debated, amended, and passed (or rejected) by the full House or Senate. To prevent endless shuttling of bills between the House and Senate, bills like Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments are referred to joint committees made up of members of both houses.
  • [Note 3] For more information regarding this legislative proposal, go to THOMAS, select “Bill Number,” search on (Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments)
  • [Note 4] A bill to amend the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act to authorize appropriations, and for other purposes. The current official title of a bill is always present, assigned at introduction (for example, in this case, on 1976-02-18) and can be revised any time. This type of titles are sentences.
  • [Note 5] The Act is referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker of any of the two Houses. Bills are placed on the calendar of the committee to which they have been assigned. See Assignment Process.
  • [Note 6] Regarding exceptions to President´s approval, a bill that is not signed (returned unsigned) by the President can still become law if at lest two thirds of each of the two bodys of the Congress votes to pass it, which is an infrequent case. See also Presidential Veto.
  • [Note 7] Legislative Proposal types can be: hr, hres, hjres, hconres, s, sres, sjres, sconres. A bill originating in the Senate is designated by the letter “S”, and a bill originating from the House of Representatives begins with “H.R.”, followed, in both cases, by its individual number which it retains throughout all its parliamentary process.
  • [Note 8] For information regarding related bill/s to Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments, go to THOMAS.


No analysis (criticism, advocacy, etc.) about Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Amendments submitted yet.

Environmental protection
Public safety
Transportation and Travel
Transportation and public works
Transportation of hazardous substances

Further Reading

  • “How our laws are made”, Edward F Willett; Jack Brooks, Washington, U.S. G.P.O.
  • “To make all laws : the Congress of the United States, 1789-1989”, James H Hutson- Washington, Library of Congress.
  • “Bills introduced and laws enacted: selected legislative statistics, 1947-1990”, Rozanne M Barry; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.

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