POSITIVE LAW CODIFICATION
TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE


Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing



LINKS TO PROJECT FILES

(1) Bill

(2) Explanation

BACKGROUND

    On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58, 135 Stat. 429) ("IIJA") was enacted. Subtitle C of title I of division B of that Act amended title 49, United States Code, by inserting the provisions of title V of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 as a new chapter 224 in part B of subtitle V of title 49, United States Code. Prior to enactment of the IIJA, that title V was classified to subchapter II of chapter 17 of title 45, United States Code (45 U.S.C. 821 et seq.).

    (The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepared a restatement of title V of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 as a new chapter 224 of title 49, United States Code, prior to enactment of the IIJA; this effort has been made inactive because of the amendments made by subtitle C of title I of division B of the IIJA. Here are links to the files related to that effort: (1) Bill; (2) Explanation.)

    A follow-up bill has been prepared to make improvements to the new chapter 224 of title 49, United States Code. The bill was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives as part of its responsibility under 2 U.S.C. 285b to prepare and submit periodically to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives proposed bills to maintain titles of the United States Code that have been enacted into positive law.


HISTORY OF ACTIVITY INCLUDING PREDECESSOR BILLS

  • June 23, 2022.—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 117th Congress.

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

Questions and comments about the project may 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) 226-2411