S.1739 - A bill to authorize grants to improve security on over-the-road buses.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cleland, Max [D-GA] (Introduced 11/28/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 107-235|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2002 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 544. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1739 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Amends Federal transportation law to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish an Over-the-road Bus Security Fund in the Treasury, with amounts available to the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) for direct grants to persons engaged in the business of providing over-the-road bus transportation for specified system-wide security upgrades, including the reimbursement of extraordinary security-related costs incurred since September 11, 2001.
Reported to Senate without amendment (08/01/2002)
Limits to between $3 million and $5 million the amount of deposits in the Security Fund which the Secretary may use for research and development of security recommendations for over-the-road buses, including: (1) a review of actions already taken to address identified security issues by both public and private entities; (2) research on engine shut-off mechanisms, chemical and biological weapon detection technology, and the feasibility of compartmentalization of the driver; and (3) compilation, review, and dissemination of industry best practices.
Requires the Secretary to consult with over-the-road bus management and labor representatives, public safety and law enforcement officials, and the National Academy of Sciences.