Title: National Highway System Designation Act of 1995
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt a conference report that revises United States transportation law to designate the National Highway System, and repeals the national speed limit, among other purposes.
- Designates up to 178,250 miles as the National Highway System.
- Repeals the national maximum speed limit compliance program.
- Mandates that no individual under the age of 21 can have a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher while operating a motor vehicle, and withholds five percent of funds from states that do not enforce the law the first year and ten percent of funds for each following year.
- Eliminates the national motorcycle helmet laws.
- Creates the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Pilot Program to exempt most commercial vehicles between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds from certain safety requirements.
- Repeals mandatory pre-employment substance testing requirements for certain mass transit employees.
- Allows States to place signage along roads by excluding sections of road from scenic byway laws.
- Places a moratorium on emissions testing requirements for states, but allows the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a program if a state chooses to adopt one.
- Repeals a mandate from the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) requiring states to use a percentage of recycled rubber in asphalt pavement.
- Stipulates that States are not required to use funds to modify or construct metric system highway signs.
Sept. 20, 1995
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.
NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.