Text: H.R.5819 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/22/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5819

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to develop a roadway safety training institute to deliver comprehensive and uniform roadway safety training to roadway workers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 22, 2010

Mr. Guthrie introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to develop a roadway safety training institute to deliver comprehensive and uniform roadway safety training to roadway workers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Roadway Safety Training and Access Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Roadway safety training institute grant program.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Transportation shall establish and implement a grant program to develop a roadway safety training institute.

(b) Grants.—The Secretary shall make grants to one eligible entity to develop a roadway safety training institute in accordance with this section.

(c) Applications.—An eligible entity seeking a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary in such form, and containing such information, as the Secretary may require.

(d) Eligible activities.—An eligible entity receiving a grant under this section may use funds from the grant to develop and deliver comprehensive and uniform roadway safety training to roadway workers across the United States, including through the following activities:

(1) Development, updating, and delivery of training courses on—

(A) guardrail installation, maintenance, and inspection;

(B) identification by law enforcement personnel of potential engineering improvements at crash locations;

(C) traffic control for incident responders;

(D) law enforcement in roadway work zones;

(E) traffic control for utility workers; and

(F) traffic control for other individuals for whom temporary traffic control may be an incidental part of their employment duties.

(2) Sponsorship of demonstration projects to assess roadway work zone devices for disabled pedestrians, in partnership with local governments, manufacturers, and disabled users.

(e) Authorization of appropriations.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—There is authorized to be appropriated out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) $2,750,000 to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2016.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF TITLE 23.—Funds authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section shall be available for obligation and administered in the same manner as if such funds were appropriated under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, except that such funds shall remain available until expended and shall not be transferable.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

In this Act, the following definitions apply:

(1) ELIGIBLE ENTITY.—The term “eligible entity” means a not-for-profit organization that has demonstrated experience in developing and delivering roadway work zone safety training to roadway workers.

(2) INCIDENT RESPONDER.—The term “incident responder” means an individual whose job requires responding to surface transportation incidents, including fire and emergency medical personnel and vehicle tow truck operators.

(3) ROADWAY WORKER.—The term “roadway worker” means an individual whose job requires working on or near a roadway work zone, including incident responders, law enforcement personnel, utility workers, and individuals involved in guardrail installation, maintenance, and inspection.