Thu May 21st, 2015
Sponsor: Sen. John Thune — R — SD
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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