Summary: S.1496 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (07/22/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Amends the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) to extend through FY2010 and the period October 1, 2010-March 31, 2011, the authorization of appropriations funded by the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) (other than the Mass Transit Account) for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highway safety programs, including: (1) highway safety research and development; (2) the occupant protection incentive grants program; (3) the safety belt performance grants program; (4) state traffic safety information system improvements; (5) the alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive grant program; (6) the National Driver Register; (7) the high visibility enforcement program; (8) the motorcyclist safety program; (9) the child safety and child booster seat safety incentive grants program; and (10) NHTSA administrative expenses.

Extends funding through FY2011 for: (1) drug-impaired driving enforcement; and (2) programs to improve older driver safety and provide law enforcement training.

Extends through FY2010 and the period October 1, 2010-March 31, 2011, the authorization of appropriations funded by the HTF (other than the Mass Transit Account) for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) motor carrier safety programs, including: (1) the motor carrier safety grants program; (2) FMCSA administrative expenses; (3) a set-aside for high priority activities and projects that improve commercial motor vehicle safety and compliance with commercial motor vehicle safety regulations; (4) a set-aside for new entrant motor carrier audits; (5) state commercial driver's license information system modernization; (6) a motor safety outreach and education program; and (7) a grant program to train commercial motor vehicle operators in the safe use of commercial vehicles.

Extends through March 31, 2011: (1) the motor carrier safety advisory committee; and (2) the working group for development of practices and procedures to enhance federal-state relations.

Extends through FY2010 and the period October 1, 2010-March 31, 2011, the funding for hazardous materials research projects.

Amends the Dingell Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to extend through FY2010 and the period October 1, 2010-March 31, 2011, the current requirements for distribution of appropriations for fish restoration and management projects.