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S. 808: Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015

CBO Score

$198 million

Date of Report

Thu May 21st, 2015

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, and for other purposes.

114th Congress
Sponsor: Sen. John Thune — R — SD

Introduced 03/19/15
Passed Senate: 06/18/15
Passed House: 12/10/15
Latest Action: 12/18/15

Removes the Surface Transportation Board from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish it as an independent U.S. agency. Repeals the requirement that DOT provide administrative support for the Board. Increases Board membership from three to five members. Increases from two to three the minimum number of Board members who must have professional standing and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of transportation, transportation regulation, or economic regulation. Increases from one to two the minimum number of Board members who must have professional or business experience (including agriculture) in the private sector. Authorizes a majority of Board members to hold a meeting not open to the public to discuss official business if: no formal or informal vote ...

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