TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS -- (House of Representatives - April 02, 2004)
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Shaw). Pursuant to House Resolution 593 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the further consideration of the bill, H.R. 3550.
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AMENDMENT NO. 20 OFFERED BY MR. BRADLEY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from New Hampshire (Mr. Bradley) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes prevailed by voice vote.
The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
The text of the amendment is as follows:
Amendment No. 20 offered by Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire:
Add at the end the following new section:
SECTION . VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMITATIONS.
(a) The next to the last sentence of section 127(a) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking "Interstate Route 95" and inserting "Interstate Routes 89, 93, and 95".
(b)(1) IN GENERAL.-In consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, the State of New Hampshire shall conduct a study analyzing the economic, safety, and infrastructure impacts of the exemption provided by the amendment made by subsection (a), including the impact of not having such an exemption. In preparing the study, the State shall provide adequate opportunity for public comment.
(2) FUNDING.-There is authorized to be appropriated from the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) $250,000 for fiscal year 2004 to carry out the study.
(3) APPLICABILITY OF TITLE 23, UNITED STATES CODE.-Funds authorized by this section shall be available for obligation in the same manner as if such funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code; except that such funds shall remain available until expended.