POSITIVE LAW CODIFICATION
TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE


Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing



BACKGROUND

Title V of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, which contains provisions relating to the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program, is currently classified to subchapter II of chapter 17 of title 45, United States Code.


Title 49, United States Code, contains provisions related to transportation that were restated and enacted as positive law by Public Law 95-473, Public Law 97-449, and Public Law 103-272. Part B of subtitle V of title 49, United States Code, contains provisions relating to assistance programs for rail programs. The bill amends title 49, United States Code, by restating title V of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 as chapter 224 of title 49, United States Code, which chapter is under part B of subtitle V of that title. The restatement replaces the former provisions, which are repealed by the bill.


The bill was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives as part of its responsibility under section 205(c) of House Resolution No. 988, 93d Congress as enacted into law by Public Law 93-554 (2 U.S.C. 285b) to submit to the Committee on the Judiciary proposed bills for the enactment of positive law titles of the United States Code.


MAJOR ACTIONS AND STATUS

  • March 7, 2018.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an initial draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.

RELATED LINKS

(1) BILL (draft bill to update title 49, United States Code)

(2) EXPLANATION (explanation of draft bill with section-by-section summary)

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

Questions and comments about the draft bill should be directed to:


     Katrina M. Hall, Assistant Counsel
     Office of the Law Revision Counsel
     U.S. House of Representatives
     Washington, D.C. 20515

     Email: Katrina.Hall@mail.house.gov
     Telephone: (202) 226-2491